NCBA’s Young Beef Leader (YBL) program is focused on education, engagement, networking and development of the next generation of beef industry leaders through engagement with NCBA’s state affiliated organizations and incorporation into industry meetings and events.
- NCBA Young Beef Leaders (YBL) is a state based platform for member involvement.
- Age for participation is defined by the respective State Affiliate Organization Young Leader Program and will vary.
- State Affiliates Associations are encouraged to include members of their respective programs in the NCBA Policy development process through participation on NCBA Policy Committees.
YBL Advisory Group
NCBA’s YBL Advisory Group is comprised of a seven regional representatives who are elected by their respective region(s) that make up NCBA’s membership. The YBL Regional Representatives serve alongside NCBA’s Policy Division Regional Vice Presidents and hold a seat on NCBA’s Executive Committee representing the interests of young producers. Each representative is actively involved on both a state and regional level - working at a grass roots level representing the voice on the next generation of the industry.
Top Left to Right: Justin Ruggles, MI– Region I ; Zac Pogue, OK– Region IV ; Austin Arndt, WI – Region III; Jake Laver, CA– Region VI
Bottom Left to Right: Shane Anderson, KS– Region VII; Will Mayfield, TN– Region II; Ea'mon O'Toole, WY– Region V
YBL Job Description YBL Strategic Plan