NCBA Activities

Gary speaking at conventionGary served as an officer in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association for the past seven years, culminating in a year as President in 2009-10.  It was indeed an honor to lead NCBA’s 30,000 members during political and economically challenging times.

In the last 2 years, Gary boarded over 200 airplanes, spent 185 days away from home and visited many state and major county cattlemen’s associations.  Many days were spent in Denver and Washington D.C. While a lot of tough decisions had to be made, the offset was the meeting of many wonderful cattle people all over this great country.  Shirley accompanied on the “hard” visits, like to Hawaii, Florida, Montana, and California.

Gary Ross & Mike Gary & Pono grasshoppers in montana

We met President George W. Bush, Gary testified in Congress and did countless TV and radio interviews, all to promote beef and the cattle business and lifestyle. 

To hear how Gary handled Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Meat-Out Day, click here for an interview on WJR.

gary at florida convention eating crawfish Gary & Oswald

We ate good – from swamp cabbage and alligator in Florida, to sheep in Utah, to crawfish and gumbo in Louisiana.  And great beef everywhere.

arizona bbq Gary Billy Terry

Membership in NCBA and the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association is crucial to preserving our way of life.  Ask Gary how to join now.