01-16-2013, 12:56 AM
If there are any organizers here who are planning to be in Kansas City this coming weekend for the banquet, don't miss the Organizers Roundtable on Saturday morning. It will start at 9:00 AM with Mike McCloud's Marketing Bootcamp for organizers followed by the question/answer/discussion panel. This year's organizers are Stan Hays (Smokin on Big Creek, Pleasant Hill, MO), April Hepko (Rockin' Freedon BBQ, Seymour, MO), Ruth Miller (Up in Smoke BBQ Bash, Mason City, IA) and Randall Bowman (National BBQ Cup, Cumming, GA). Being a cook myself, I decided to try something new this year and add a cook team to the discussion so they can give their perspective to the organizers. I asked Todd Johns (Pork Pullin' Plowboys) to participate. Hopefully we'll have some great discussion towards making all contests better for organizers, teams and judges!