YCC is a longstanding Nebraska Cattlemen tradition aiming to keep the future of our industry innovative and knowledgeable. This program helps emerging leaders understand the industry structure, issues management, product research and marketing, and teaches participants how to become effective communicators. 

The YCC program is a two-year commitment and each class is comprised of no more than ten people. Alongside a summer or fall meeting each year, the. upcoming Class of 2024 will have meetings in Lincoln on January 15-18, 2024, and January 28-20, 2025.

The deadline for nominations for Tuesday, October 24, 2023, and the nominees will be required to fill out an application for the selection committee to review. Individuals and Nebraska Cattlemen Affiliates are asked to limit nominations to only one outstanding individual. The YCC Class of 2024 will be announced on November 17, 2023.

For more information please visit, www.nebraskacattlemen.org. Questions can be directed to Bonita Lederer at (402) 450-0223 or by email at [email protected]

YCC is made possible by generous sponsorships from the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, Neogen and Farm Credit Services.