2021 National Convention: Dates will be March 10-12, 2021. More details to come!
Beef Pit: The Block and Bridle Club supports the Nebraska Cattlemen by helping serve meals at the Beef Pit held during the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island
Steak Fry: With steaks donated to the Club by Cargill and help from a variety of sponsors and volunteers, the club provides a meal that includes a steak, cheesy potatoes, beans, cookie and a drink for a low price. This event is a way for faculty, staff, industry members and students to interact in a relaxed environment outside of a classroom setting.
Livestock & Meats Judging Competitions: A judging contest is held to encourage students of all majors to test out their livestock and meats judging abilities while competing along side those with collegiate experience.
Little Aksarben: Little AKSARBEN is a livestock showmanship competition for UNL students who have shown livestock in FFA or 4-H, and also for students who do not have any experience showing livestock but are interested in competing. Students pull a number out of a hat to determine which animal will be theirs to work with for the show and then given a few weeks to work with their animal(s) in preparation of the show.
Kid's Day: Block and Bridle strives to promote agricultural awareness by attending the LPS Kid's Day Science Fair. Club members provide information to the students about agriculture in the state and how that directly effects their lives.
Big Red Beef Show: The club hosts a beef progress show at the Fonner Park Fairgrounds in Grand Island, NE with a sanctioned two ring show. We check in the cattle the day before the show. The members then run the show the day of by lining up classes, and helping in the ring. The event is held every year around the first of March.
Porkfest: This event is put on by the Future Pork Leaders interest group. Faculty, staff, students and industry members get together to eat a pork loin sandwich while listening to an outside industry speaker.
Honors Banquet: The end of the year culminates in the Honors Banquet. The club gets to showcase all the hard work they have put into the events throughout the year, introduce outstanding members of the club and honor those that have been awarded scholarships and other awards. It also spotlights a member of the agricultural community that has shown outstanding leadership in community service, youth projects, community projects and also involvement with the university. This person is nominated by other industry leaders and is honored as the Block and Bridle Club Honoree.
Industry Tours: The Club as a whole, the beef group and the pork group plan tours to local and non-local industries that can provide more information in their particular area.