Seeking 2018 “Teacher of the Year” Nominations

We have started our annual quest for “Teacher of the Year” candidates and are asking for your help in soliciting nominations. The nominations must be an elementary, junior high, or high school teacher who incorporates agriculture into their regular curriculum, current Agricultural Education teachers are not eligible.

For example, a teacher who teaches a one week segment on agriculture and its importance to Nevada. Nominees may also include teachers considered in previous years but were not selected for the award. Nominations must include a completed NCA Teacher of the Year Application Form and an attached outline of the nominee’s curriculum that has integrated a unit about agriculture.

The winner of this award will receive a $1000 school supply stipend, donated by Nevada Agriculture Foundation. The award recipient will also be recognized during the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association’s annual awards banquet on November 16th, 2018 in Winnemucca, NV at the Winnemucca Convention Center.

Anyone may submit a nomination form which is available here. Ffor any questions please contact the NCA office at 775-738-9214.

Nominations may be submitted by email with “2018 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, P.O. Box 310, Elko, NV 89803.

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association believes that the future of our industry lies in the education of the generations to come, as we explore new and innovative methods of sustainability. Please help us in our efforts to recognize and support our teachers and their vital efforts in educating our youth.

Thank you in advance for nominating a deserving teacher!




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The Voice of the Nevada Livestock Industry


Inside the July Issue


• Greetings from Cow CountrySage Signals

• Scholarship Recipient Announced

• Seeking 2108 Teacher of the Year Nominations

• PLC 50th Anniversary

• Market News

• Why Use QuickBooks

• NCBA News

• NV Beef Council







Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, President Sam Mori, Past President Ron Cerri, and Executive Director Kaley Chapin Visit Capitol Hill for Legislative Conference.

Read about their visit in the May issue of Sage Signals.





In Memoriam: Dean A. Rhoads

October 5, 1935 — April 23, 2018


The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is saddened by the loss of a member, friend, and neighbor Dean Rhoads. Dean was and always will be a tremendous asset to the livestock industry and our way of life. He wore many hats during his years spent as a rancher and politician. Dean could be seen on Monday up to his elbows in grease working on hay equipment, covered in dust on Tuesday moving cattle, be at a Fair Board meeting Wednesday night, and leave Thursday morning for Carson City. Many of the trips Dean took out of Nevada to various points in the country were to promote and defend public lands grazing and our industry in a way to sustain the way we do business. One of the biggest accomplishments in his long political career was the passing of legislation that included the grazing fee structure that we currently do business under. Dean worked tirelessly for years on this formula in a bi-partisan effort to accomplish a fair and equitable result. Dean had the ability to get things done even as the political climate changed as he was respected by his peers.


The next time you go to a horse racing event in Nevada, think of Dean Rhoads as he is the one that got state funding to continue racing in the state.


In 1976 Dean Rhoads came up with the idea to have a branding contest at the Elko County Fair. That idea has expanded into a great event all over the country.


Dean’s contribution to our Association is greatly admired and appreciated. The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, the livestock industry, the state of Nevada, and the entire country are in a better place because of the efforts and life of Dean Rhoads. We wish all the best to his family in these difficult times and want you to know his legacy will live on forever.




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For details and information about these events, please visit the events page.

AUGUST 1-4, 2018

NCBA Summer Business Meeting

Denver, Colorado – Hyatt Regency Hotel

More Information available HERE

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SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2018

Public Lands Council Annual Meeting
and 50th Anniversary

Park City, Utah

For More Information and To Register CLICK HERE

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NOVEMBER 15-17, 2018

2018 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Annual Conference

Winnemucca, Nevada

Winnemucca Convention Center