Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo | About the Cattle Raisers Convention
The 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo brings the best education and information to cattle industry participants. The event is open to all ranchers, landowners and cattle industry participants. You’re guaranteed to walk away with ideas and energy that will have a profound and profitable impact on your ranching operation.
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About the Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo

The 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo brings the best education and information to cattle industry participants.

The event is open to all ranchers, landowners and cattle industry participants.

You’re guaranteed to walk away with ideas and energy that will have a profound and profitable impact on your ranching operation.

That’s why cattle raisers from across the region come back year after year.

High-Powered, Practical Education

Choose from a powerful lineup of educational sessions and seminars on topics that matter to you:

  • School for Successful Ranching: 35 hours of practical instruction, for beginners and advanced operators, that will provide you with the practical, real-world information you need to help improve your cattle operation.
  • Demonstration Area: Live demonstrations will showcase tools and techniques you can take home and put to work.
  • Livestock Handling Workshop: A special Thursday night workshop featuring in-depth livestock handling instruction from stockmanship and stewardship expert Curt Pate.
  • Ranch-to-Retail Workshop: A special Friday night workshop showcasing how beef carcasses are transformed into the retail cuts valued by consumers.

The Largest Ranching Expo in the Region

This year will feature the largest Expo in the history of the Cattle Raisers Convention. With acres of equipment, technology and information under one roof, it’s a true showcase of the latest and greatest from the region’s leading agribusiness companies. From our indoor shooting range to world-class exhibitors, the Expo has something for everyone.

Information For Your Operation

Industry experts will deliver relevant updates on issues that have a direct impact on your cattle operation:

  • Washington, D.C. Legislative Update
  • CattleFax Market Outlook
  • NAFTA and International Trade
  • Changing Consumer Preferences
  • Update on Eminent Domain Reform

Get Motivated

Be inspired by the unique perspectives of our opening and closing session speakers:

  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (invited) will provide his perspective on the state of U.S. agriculture.
  • The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action and One Person Can Change the World, with John O’Leary.
  • Nick Adams, CEO of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, will discuss efforts to ensure the next generation of American leaders understands what it means to be an American.

Have Fun

  • Cattle Raisers Dinner and Dance: A delicious meal and entertainment from Jake Hooker and Summer Dean will bookend the TSCRA PAC Live Auction.
  • Welcome Reception: Catch up with old friends and make new friends while enjoying drinks and great beef in the Cattle Raisers Expo.
  • Cow Camp: Young cattle raisers will have a blast at the Cattle Raisers Museum.

Directions and Parking

Directions
The Fort Worth Convention Center is at 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. For directions to the Fort Worth Convention Center, please click here.

Parking
Parking for personal vehicles is available adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center in parking garages or street parking. Each of the host hotels offers valet and self-parking options. Street-level parking is generally free after 6:00 PM and all day Saturday and Sunday. More information on downtown parking options and transportation is available by clicking here.

Exhibitor Trailer Parking:
Trailer parking is being provided by TSCRA. Exhibitors are encouraged to bring hitch locks and to lock all trailer compartments.

Events and Functions

Unless noted, all convention activities will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC), 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, 800-433-5747.

Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in TSCRA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant or attendee to TSCRA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image.

What Your Registration Fee Covers

There are many costs associated with conducting the Cattle Raisers Convention. Our meeting sponsors help defray some of these costs, but many remain such as facilities rental, speaker fees and travel expenses, non-ticketed events, signs, printing, postage, room setups, decorating, audio visual equipment and entertainment. TSCRA does not realize net income from registration fees.

All or a portion of your expenses incurred while attending the annual convention may be tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or tax attorney.

Name Badges

Each registered guest and Expo exhibitor will be given a convention badge that should be worn to all convention activities. Your badge will admit you to the Expo, all business meetings, sponsored events and functions not requiring a ticket. Your badge is for your use only. Additional badges are available at Registration at package prices. Lost badges will be reprinted at Registration. Lost tickets will not be reprinted.

Future Cattle Raisers Conventions

March 29 to 31, 2019, Fort Worth   •   March 27 to 29, 2020, Fort Worth   •   March 26-28, 2021, Fort Worth   •   March 25-27, 2022, Fort Worth

Sponsorships and Advertising

Spotlight your company at the Cattle Raisers Convention and Expo

Support the 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention and you’ll receive the best return on your investment and optimum exposure – we’ll help you make the connection! Contact Gina Bryson, gbryson@tscra.org or Shawn McCoy, smccoy@tscra.org, for sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Click here to view a full list of all sponsorship opportunities. (coming soon)

Media Inquiries

Members of the media should contact Jeremy Fuchs, TSCRA director of public affairs, at jfuchs@tscra.org, or 512-496-8663. Media representatives, including those who pre-registered, must pick up a name badge in the registration area. Any special needs or interview requests should be made known when registering.

About TSCRA

The Cattle Raisers Convention & Expo is hosted by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA). This event includes the Cattle Raisers Expo.

TSCRA is a 141-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

For more information on TSCRA, please visit us online at www.tscra.org.