Billings, Mont. – Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator and rising star of social media will be the keynote speaker at R-CALF USA’s 18th Annual Convention to be held August 25 and 26, 2017, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Last year, BBC News stated Lahren was “bigger than Trump on Facebook.” Her Facebook page has more than 4.4 million followers.
Lahren’s family is from Rapid City, South Dakota, and her uncle is a cattle rancher near Mobridge, South Dakota.
R-CALF USA members will host a members-only meet-and-greet with Lahren at 5:00 p.m. on August 26, which will be followed by the group’s banquet. Lahren will speak after the banquet at 7:00 p.m.
Lahren’s speech titled, “Making the Dinner Table American Again,” is appropriate for the R-CALF USA group of American ranchers who have spent longer than a decade trying to convince defiant administrations and a stubborn Congress to require all beef to be labeled as to its country of origin.
The general public is invited to attend Lahren’s 7:00 p.m. speech for a nominal fee of $10.00 per person. The fee must be paid in advance at
www.MakeTheCattleIndustryGreatAgain.com or by mailing a check payable to
R-CALF USA/Tomi, PO Box 30715, Billings, MT 59107.
HBO’s VICE NEWS will be following Lahren at the convention as she interacts with America’s ranchers.
“More than any other person, Tomi helped us to communicate to the world that the meatpacking cartel is destroying opportunities for American ranchers, which has forced about 9,000 ranchers to exit America’s cattle industry each year since the mid-90s,” said R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard.
In early January, Lahren hosted R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard on her Facebook to discuss how the loss of mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef was harming American ranchers and American consumers.
Lahren’s 15-minute interview with Bullard attracted 725,000 Facebook viewers while her solo commentary on how the American rancher has been drop kicked by both political parties attracted an amazing 5.3 million views.
In February, Lahren hosted an encore segment about the plight of the American rancher and the loss of COOL, this time featuring Wyoming rancher Dr. Taylor Haynes, a former R-CALF USA Director and retired medical doctor. A remarkable two million people viewed Lahren’s interview with Haynes.
“We are honored and grateful that Tomi has agreed to speak at our convention. She continues to help us disprove the propaganda the meatpacking cartel, which includes the check-off funded NCBA (National Cattlemen’s Beef Association), uses to seek favors on Capitol Hill – favors that hurt American ranchers like repealing COOL for beef and delaying rules that protect the competitiveness of the American ranchers’ cattle markets,” Bullard said.