So what am I doing here? For the past two years, I have attended the convention as an attendee. This year, I have the opportunity to see how the entire convention is orchestrated as an NCBA intern! I am here with 15 other interns and we are all either undergrad or graduate students at different universities across the country, literally! We stretch from Florida to Washington. We all have at least one thing in common, our passion for the beef industry. Yesterday while meeting the interns, I was amazed at how many things I had in common with each of them - we either knew the same people, had similar backgrounds, majors, etc! I am so excited about the many people I will meet and connections that will be made this week!
If you are in Nashville at the convention, you can find me in a black shirt (along with the other thousand people that will have black shirts on!). There are expected to be around 7,000 cattleman in attendance, just a few!
Since Nashville is only 5 hours away, I was able to drive. Tennessee is a beautiful state!
The view from our hotel room window...gorgeous! This is actually all inside a building but the roof is glass so if feels like you are walking outside. The hotel is huge.
The hotel is so big it has it's very own Vera Bradley store :)
One of the fountains in the hotel at night.
Last night we had rib eye steak for dinner at a little restaurant across the way, the waiters/waitresses were very talented and performed throughout the night. Really cool atmosphere and great food!
The calm before the storm this morning. By noon today this place will probably be packed and crazy!