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Free NCBA Trade Show Admission for FFA Members

The annual Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show brings producers and their families from across the country together for education, entertainment and engagement. This year’s event, Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans, also provides an opportunity for the industry’s youth to gather, learn and share ideas.

To encourage young producers to participate, there will be a special FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 3. The first 50 FFA members to register using the code “FFA” will receive complimentary trade show admission.

The NCBA Trade Show offers new and experienced cattle producers opportunities to network, learn, shop and dine. It is a solutions center with more than 350 exhibitors across eight acres featuring animal health products, equipment, irrigation technology, software, trailers and so much more. In addition to finding the right product or service to solve any problem, there are a variety of educational opportunities within the show.

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