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2013 Winter Roundup looks at “Succeeding in an Industry of Opportunity”

Cheyenne – The 2013 Winter Roundup, hosted by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA), will be held in Casper at the Parkway Plaza on Dec. 2-4. The theme, “Succeeding in an Industry of Opportunity,” leads into and educational and exciting convention. 

WSGA says, “The convention will bring Wyoming livestock producers, industry supporters and elected officials together for policy development, education and camaraderie.”

Dec. 2 will kick off with the Progressive Rancher Forum, where various topics will be presented with speakers from across the state and nation. 

The opening general session of the event will begin at 8 a.m. on Dec. 3 with keynote speaker Gary Sides. Sides’ presentation is sponsored by Zoetis, formerly Pfizer.

The day will continue with a presentation on protecting Wyoming’s livestock, as well as a host of committee meetings. The evening concludes with the WSGA Presidents’ Bar and Auction. 

United States Senator Mike Enzi and Governor Matt Mead will join WSGA briefly for the Dec. 4 closing general session. 

Enzi will speak during the Legislative Breakfast and Mead will present during the WSGA Awards Luncheon and Banquet. The morning session will also feature speakers on the health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, strengthening public lands grazing and landowner tools for working with endangered species.

“We always look forward to getting together at this end of the year conference,” says WSGA Executive Vice President Jim Magagna. “It is a time for Wyoming’s agricultural community to discuss the issues that affect us, and strategize for the future.”

For more information or to pre-register, call 307-638-3942 or visit wysga.org.

Since 1872, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association has served the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom and cultural interests. They promote the role of the cattle industry in resource stewardship, animal care and the production of high-quality, safe and nutritious beef.