2024 Cattlemen's Forum
March 22, 2024
We are excited to host our first Cattlemen's Forum!
This event is free, but we request you RSVP to help plan for meals.
This year's event will feature two great speakers, a social hour, and a ribeye sandwich dinner. Kick off your Friday evening with some conversation about the Beef Industry and how to protect and plan for this upcoming year.
The reoccurring news headline of cattle’s presumed negative impact on the environment is an unanswered question the beef industry must answer. Many people in the industry have avoided this question, but one young cattle producer has done her homework. Prepared herself with the facts, she has stepped forward to convey to consumers that cattle offer a solution to global environmental problems. Jonwyn Ayres, a fifth-generation rancher raised in Western Montana and Southern Oregon, is passionate about empowering others to be advocates.
Jonwyn is now a college student pursuing an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Economics and planning to continue on to law school. She hopes to use her experiences to advocate for the agriculture industry concerning matters of environmental science. Jonwyn attributes her success in advocacy and speaking to FFA, 4-H, and the many mentors along the way. Ranching has been a way of life for Jonwyn since birth, and she now realizes the importance of encouraging people in the industry to speak up and tell their stories.
Even in the best run livestock operations, sometimes bad things happen. We’re here to help protect you when you face catastrophes, from fire and harsh weather to disease and loss of value and revenue. We want to share about different types of livestock insurance coverage above and beyond your general farm insurance. Livestock Risk Protection insurance can help protect you against declining livestock market prices. Livestock Gross Margin insurance is a policy designed to protect your farm’s bottom line if feed costs spike and the cost to feed your livestock is more than the market value of the animals.
Michael Moore will present Country Financial's ways to protect your livestock with livestock coverage on your farm insurance, livestock mortality, federal livestock insurance and special coverages for horses.
3:30 Welcome and Recognition of Sponsors
3:45 Jonwyn Ayres - Climate, Cattle & Conversation
4:15 Michael Moore - Livestock Insurance, Country Financial
4:45 Market Discussion
5:00 Happy Hour, Cash Bar
5:30 Ribeye Sandwich Dinner