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NCBA ANNOUNCES SPEAKER LINEUP FOR ITS 2014 CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION
Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association news release

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Captain Richard Phillips will kick off the convention with keynote remarks during the general opening session, scheduled for Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. and sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Captain Richard Phillips is the inspiration for the movie, "Captain Phillips", starring Tom Hanks. The movie is based on Phillips's book, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea," a fascinating and suspenseful recounting of the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.

It's the incredible story of a regular man who found the courage to lead his ship and save his crew while besieged by Somali pirates for five days. Phillips not only shares his compelling story as a "floating CEO" in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar ship and its crew, he also draws lessons from the dramatic events that can help you survive and thrive.

He will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered one of the world's most extraordinary challenges.

General Session II, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, takes place Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. and features all-American and NFL quarterback Archie Manning, who transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive, and sense of humor.

Recognized as a 14-year veteran quarterback and father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli, Manning believes the greatest rewards don't come from winning the game - they come from playing the game.

His other principles for success are leadership, depending on others and being flexible. Manning takes these lessons, along with countless others, to inspire audiences to achieve greatness in their journey for personal and professional success.

On Feb. 5 at 8 a.m, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Zoetis are sponsoring the Cattlefax outlook seminar. This session will explore the factors that influence the profitability of your operation, and provide a look forward to what cattle, beef and feed prices might look like in the future. To top it off, Art Douglas, Ph.D., of Creighton University will provide a long-term weather outlook.

"Convention attendees can expect inspirational and thought provoking speeches from each of our keynote speakers," said NCBA President Scott George. "We are thrilled to have Captain Phillips and Archie Manning join us in Nashville to help set the tone for a productive and engaging week ahead."

For more information on the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org.


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