We may sound like a broken record from the past couple of months, but where in the world did June go? It feels like just yesterday, we were welcoming June, summertime grilling and Beef for Father's Day. Now we are gearing up for the Fourth of July, the AJCA Round-Up, Alabama's Best Steak, Beef 101 programs and pretty soon, back to school season.
Time flies when you're having fun, and your ACA staff has had a busy summer thus far with some big projects leading the way. This week is no exception to the crazy calendar, so take a break from that sweltering Alabama sunshine to enjoy finding out what's going on this week at the ACA.
Tasting the Tot RoastThe time has finally come for the Bama's Best Beef plaque presentation. On Tuesday, contest coordinators Erin Beasley and Kayla Greer will met ACA Vice President Jack Batts and Madison County Cattlemen's Vice President Don Lyles to join in congratulating West End Grill's owners, kitchen and wait staff on an outstanding showing in the inaugural Bama's Best Beef contest.
While there, the ACA will host a media conference and plaque presentation, as well as try out that delicious, beefy Tot Roast. Stay tuned for updates on if it passes the Beef Girl's muster.
Lawson State Culinary School VisitThis morning, the Beef Girl is in Birmingham as Lawson State Culinary School will be learning all about beef from pasture to plate. This school recently started working with the ACA to enhance their beef education by participating in BEEF 101 this past spring. After the course this week, we will begin planning a farm tour in the fall.
AJCA Round-UpSave the dates and sign up today. The 10th annual AJCA Round-Up will be held July 21-24 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. It's a busy week for Round-Up Coordinator Madison Tew as she is getting ready to close down registration and director application for the year, so get your submissions in by July 1 because we'd sure hate to not see you there.
Madison is also busy working on sponsorships this week to help fund the show! All county cattlemen chapters are encouraged to sponsor the state's premier livestock youth development event. For questions or to submit a sponsorship, email Madison or call (334) 265-1867.
A Stop to See Chef DOn the way up to visit West End Grill on Tuesday, ACA's Erin Beasley and Kayla Greer made a stop by Drake State Culinary School to visit Chef Darrell Echols. "Chef D" will be making a special appearance in The MOOseum renovation, and these two staffers are making it happen! Be looking to find this beef-loving chef in Slim's Kitchen...
The magazine staff here in the office are typing and designing away this week as the July magazine is about ready to head to press. Final article submissions, pictures, advertisements and edits are being added in preparation to send to over 16,000 people in the state of Alabama.
Alabama Cattleman July Issue
Who's ready for the July issue? Be looking for it to hit your mailbox around July 10.