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.

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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 –

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-

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:

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 –

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 –

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

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