Young Leaders Program

Established in 2010, this youth program under the Five Nations Beef Alliance, now International Beef Alliance, attracts participation from young leaders within each nation who are passionate about the future direction of the beef industry.

Representatives between the ages of 18-35 are selected within each nation through various selection processes to take part in the IBA annual Conference representing their country as delegates. They also have the opportunity to participate in different events in their nations according to their respective programs. The first gathering of the FNBA Young Ranchers took place in January 2010 when 10 beef enthusiasts experienced a jam packed week of tours, round tables and sightseeing in Denver Colorado during the International Livestock Congress held in conjunction with the world renowned National Western Stock Show.

This program was held in conjunction with the existing ISEF event and the International Livestock Congress – USA (ILC-USA).

The 5 Nations Young Ranchers Round Table adopted a project to complete a YouTube video from all five nations exhibiting clips of the participants on their own ranches/farms promoting why they have a passion for being a part of feeding the world a high nutrient-dense protein.

Since then, we have had a group of young leaders as part of the delegations attending the annual conference. Every group has worked on different projects, from videos, to blogs and white papers providing valuable input with their thoughts and opinions regarding issues concerning beef producers globally. The perspective of the younger generation has been educational and is an inspiration for the leaders of our member organizations.


Second Young Ranchers Group video - Short Videos: English or Spanish

A world look at the cattle industry.

FNBA Young Ranchers 2010 group tell our story! Why we love the land, the cattle and feeding the world.

2016 IBA Young Leaders Program

Interested in taking part in the Young Leaders Program?

Take a look at your Cattle Organization Youth Involvement.

Cattle Council of Australia: Rising Champions
  • Meet like-minded people interested in beef from across Australia and the globe
  • Learn how to have a say, be heard and stand out in the beef industry
  • Work with a mentor who is also a beef producer to progress personal goals
  • Go in the running to win the title of NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion and represent Australia's beef producers in the Five Nations Beef Alliance Young Ranchers' Forum comprising of a 6-day beef tour in Denver, Colorado, USA
Canadian Cattlemen's Association: Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL)

The Cattlemen's Young Leaders (CYL) Development Program provides industry-specific training and mentorship to beef enthusiasts who demonstrate leadership qualities and a passion for the beef industry. Once a participant becomes a CYL member by completing either a professional or industry leader mentorship, the participant will qualify to apply for a chance to represent Canada at a FNBA Young Ranchers Program event.

NCBA: Young Beef Leaders

The Young Beef Leaders (YBL) program focuses on the development of the future generation of beef industry leaders. YBL was established to help NCBA members advance leadership skills as well as become more involved in the policy process on the local, state and national level - working directly through NCBA's state and breed affiliated organizations. The group also helps provide networking, educational, and professional development opportunities through NCBA activities.

For more information on YBL please contact Sara Arp
Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Connect with Beef + Lamb New Zealand to see how you can get involved in industry issues and potentially represent New Zealand at the FNBA Young Ranchers Program.

Contact Ben O'Brien for more information

Connect with the CNOG to see how you can get involved in the organization and have a chance to represent Mexico's beef industry at the FNBA Young Ranchers Program.

Contact Andres Piedra for more information