See You in OKC?
Posted by: arcadmin on February 25, 2013
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ARC’s annual conference is just around the corner and I am hopeful that many of you are planning to attend this highlight event. This year’s meeting is in Oklahoma City at the historic Colcord Hotel.
Follow this link: www.agrelationscouncil.org/events/arc-meeting
There may be a few changes in the agenda, but here it is, as of today:
2013 ARC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Board arrivals during the day.
Board Dinner – The Flint Restaurant – www.flintokc.com/
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Breakfast at leisure
7:30 am to 10:00 am Board Meeting – Wright Room
10:00 am to 11:30 am Registration
11:30 am Welcome by Mace Thornton, ARC President – Garden Room
11:30 am Box lunches for attendees
11:45 am to 12:30 pm Jeff Fowle, nationally-known farmer/rancher and blogger. Will kick-off meeting discussing reaching consumers through social media.
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Follow-up panel – Debbie Lyons-Blythe – Kansas, Wildlife commissioner of Oklahoma and Suzie Wilde – Texas. Jeff Fowle – Moderator
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Oklahoma State Student Panel. Shelly Sitton – Moderator. Careers – how the students see the market and how those attending can provide “real-life” experience and advice to these students.
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Writing for Social Media – Speaker TBD. Someone from OSU or some who writes for a consumer magazine/newspaper, etc.
4:00 pm Adjourn for the day.
4:15 pm Board bus and depart for Oklahoma City National Memorial Tour. Casual attire.
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm O.C. National Memorial Tour- www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/
6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Board bus and head to the heart of Bricktown for dinner at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse.
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm Dinner at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse: www.mickeymantlesteakhouse.com/
8:30 pm Go back to the hotel or visit the Bricktown area.
Friday, March 22, 2013
7:15 am to 7:45 am Continental Breakfast – Garden Room
7:45 am to 9:00 am ARC Annual Business Meeting – Garden Room
9:20 am to 9:30 am Board bus for OKC Ag tours. Meet in hotel lobby, bus leaves at 9:30 am.
9:50 am to 3:30 pm Oklahoma City Ag Tour: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Express Ranches (including lunch).
9:50 am to 11:30 am National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum tour – www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/
11:30 a.m. Depart Museum for Express Ranches
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch at Express Ranches Clydesdale barn
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Express Ranches tour – www.expressranches.com/
2:30 pm Board bus to Wheeler Brothers Feed Lot tour
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wheeler Brothers Feed Lot tour
3:30 pm Board bus for hotel
4:00 p.m. Return to Colcord hotel
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Break before evening awards banquet
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Reception – 50th SE South, Devon Energy Center, top floor
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Golden ARC Awards Dinner and Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony – 50th SE South, Deveon Energy Center, top floor