Welcome to the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association



If you’d like to join us as a sponsor or as a trade show exhibitor, more information is available on our Convention Page. 

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Research and Education Committee is searching for their twelfth “Teacher of the Year” who will receive a $1,000 school supply stipend from the Nevada Agriculture Foundation as they are recognized at the Annual Cattlemen’s Convention Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Elko, NV. Nominees may include teachers considered in previous years but who were not selected for the award.

Candidates should be educators dedicated to cleverly weaving classes and units about Nevada’s ranching and agricultural heritage into their “academic” classes in elementary, junior high and high school as part of the academic curriculum (i.e. not vocational agriculture). Examples would be teaching a one week social studies course on the importance of agriculture to Nevada; or integrating units using “agricultural math”; or classes about agricultural crop and livestock production as part of life science units; and so forth.

The deadline for submitting completed nomination forms will be 4:00 p.m., October 20, 2014 either by postmark or in the Cattlemen’s office.

Anyone may submit nominations the form that is available here, or by sending an e-mail request to nca@nevadabeef.org, or by calling 775-738-9214.

Nominations may be submitted by email to nca@nevadabeef.org with “2014 Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line; forms may be faxed to 775-738-5208; or sent by mail to, “Teacher of the Year Nomination,” c/o Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, PO Box 310, Elko, NV 89803.

Most people today are far removed from knowing about origins of the food, fiber and fuels that keep them alive. The future of agriculture and the beef cattle industry lies in teaching people young and older about the importance of ranching and agriculture to their survival.

Please help in efforts to recognize teachers for their vital efforts in educating our people about the importance of agriculture in their lives, and thank you in advance for nominating a deserving teacher.



At right is the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award winner Bob Gardner,  from Dayton Elementary School

Below: Photos from the Dayton Elementary School Garden


 Pre-Convention Committee Meetings

Private Lands, Public Lands, Animal Issues and Legislative Affairs Committee chairmen have scheduled pre-convention meetings for October 16 and 17, 2014.

The purpose of these pre-convention meetings is to review expiring resolutions and draft any new resolutions prior to convention. This is done in an effort to expedite the process at convention where full membership approval is sought. Active NCA members are welcome to participate in these pre-convention meetings.

The Animal Issues committee will begin at 9:00 a.m. on October 16 at the American Ag Credit conference room in Elko followed by Private Lands then Legislative Affairs. Public Lands committee will begin at 9:00 a.m. on October 17 at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds extension office in Winnemucca.

Should you have questions or would like to bring forward a resolution or change an existing policy or resolution, please come to these meetings and become a part of the process.

 Sage SignalsNEW: September Issue now Available 

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 Nevada CattleWomen Activities at
2014 Nevada Cattlemen’s Convention, November 3-5, 2014

Nevada CattleWomen’s President Tracy Shane reports that they will have two fund-raising projects taking place at the Elko Extravaganza slated for this fall. First,raffle tickets are now available for $500.00 - cold, hard, CA$H at $5.00 per ticket, or 5 tickets for $20. NCA/NCW Beef Ambassador Ashley Buckingham has them available weekdays during business hours at the Brand Office in Elko, 4780 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada 89801-4762; a few are available at the Nevada Cattlemen’s office weekdays between 8:00am and 3:30pm at 401 Railroad St, Suite 209, Elko (Henderson Bank Building). Tentative reports include plans for a CattleWomen sponsored Silent Auction during the Convention. For Auction information contact Barbara Byington at 775 782 2368.

New Nevada Agriculture License Plate

License plate sales benefit ag education and Nevada’s agricultural industry promotion: The new Nevada agriculture license plate has been available for sale from the Department of Motor Vehicles since Monday, July 14, 2014. The plate has been redesigned to reflect the breadth of the agriculture industry’s contribution to the state economy, estimated at $5.3 billion total economic impact. We also wanted to reflect the importance of this vibrant industry by ensuring Nevada’s youth agricultural education organizations – Nevada FFA and 4H – were represented on the plate. Our children are the future of agriculture, and it’s important that we continue to demonstrate the critical role of agriculture in putting food into grocery stores and on dinner tables,” said Jim Barbee, Nevada Department of Agriculture Director.

The plate is available from DMV offices and online. Sales of the license plate benefit Nevada FFA Foundation and agricultural education throughout the state, as well as the Buy Nevada program (www.buynevada.org), which promotes the state’s food and agricultural businesses. The initial plate fee is $61 with an annual fee of $30. Personalized plates are $96. The existing agriculture license plate may continue to be used on continually registered vehicles, but it will no longer be available for purchase after July 14, 2014. If the old plate is never surrendered, or expired for more than the 30 days, a new plate will have to be purchased. Contact Bob Conrad at 775-353-3603, or Heather Dye at 775-721-6052, for more information.


Please visit the events page for more details.

September 16, 2014

Recreationists are invited to voice their opinion on the benefits of Wilderness Study areas
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pizza Barn in Elko, NV. Learn more

September 17, 2014

CattleFax Trends+ Webinar

5:30 p.m. MT. Registration is now open.  

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September 18, 2014

Northeast Nevada Sage Grouse enthusiasts (Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko County) Meeting

12:00–2:00 p.m. at the US Forest Service Conference room, 5 Last Chance Rd, Elko, NV. Learn More

September 19-20, 2014

Carlin Smokin' Hot Chili CookOff

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September 20, 2014

CABNR Main Station Field Lab Field Day

9am to 2pm, open to the public and admission and parking are free. Theme is "Feed the World, Protect the Planet." 

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September 24, 2014

Catalog Deadline, Western Video Market Sale



Lazy P Adventure Farm & Corn Maize

Winnemucca, Nevada. Learn More

October 3, 2014

Western Video Market Sale


October 6, 2014

National Cattlemen's Beef Association reservations begin for the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

Visit www.beefusa.org for more details.

October 16-17, 2014

Nevada Cattlemen's Committees Pre-convention Meetings

October 20, 2014

Deadline for submitting Comments to the EPA 

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October 22-23, 2014

Stewardship Alliance of Northeast Elko County (SANE) sponsored Facilitator Training Workshop

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October 30 – November 2, 2014

WSRRA Finals, with Women's Divisions!

See www.wsrra.org for details.

October 31, 2014

Nevada Day ( Happy 150th )


November 4, 2014

Election Day


November 3-5, 2014

Nevada Cattlemen's Association 2014 Annual Convention!

November 13, 2014

First Annual Governor's Conference on Agriculture

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November 13-15, 2014

 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

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