WASHINGTON — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced this week that it will be moving its annual cattle industry convention and NCBA Trade Show to Aug. 10-12, 2021, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
The event was originally scheduled in the same location for Feb. 3-5, 2021.
“Decisions of this magnitude, which impact multiple organizations, stakeholders and companies, are never easy,” said Colin Woodall, chief executive officer of the NCBA. “However, the limits on the number of people who can gather at an event in Nashville and the travel restrictions facing many trade show exhibitors, makes it impossible for us to put on the world-class event our attendees expect this winter.”
Woodall said the NCBA is still planning to have some of its traditional business meetings in January and February, in accordance with the association’s bylaws.
The 2021 event will be the 123rd anniversary of the Cattle Industry Convention. Cattlemen’s College and the world-class NCBA Trade Show will also offer educational opportunities that cattlemen and cattlewomen can put to work on their farms and ranches.
“When we do gather the nation’s cattle producers together again in August, we’ll have the opportunity to include new events and activities in Music City, including many that just aren’t available during the winter months, so although we’re disappointed in the date change, we’re excited to see Nashville during the summer, as we take advantage of all the fun and excitement the city has to offer,” Woodall said.