The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 20, 2013

Governor to address cattlemen

From staff reports

— Gov. Robert Bentley will address hundreds of cattlemen from around the state Saturday at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association 70th annual Convention and Trade Show at the Sheraton in Birmingham.

Following a morning of guest speakers, including Dr. Temple Grandin, animal scientist and autism activist, Bentley will speak to cattlemen about the efforts to reduce the cost of state government by consolidation as well as other issues facing this session of the legislature.

“We are proud to host the governor at our Diamond Jubilee Convention,” said Dr. Billy Powell, ACA executive vice president. “We hope he enjoys a delicious steak and provides us insight into how, working together, we can expand the impact that the agricultural sector contributes to the state’s economy.”

The ACA Convention and Trade Show will offer a one-day registration pass for $15 that includes the general session on Saturday morning and access to the trade show. A limited number of meal tickets for the governor’s luncheon will be sold on-site for $50.

To find out more about the luncheon or other events at the convention and trade show, send email to Powell at