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Join us in June!

NETWORKING | POLICY | TRADE SHOW | BEEF | LISTENING SESSIONS | EDUCATION

$25 registration for ICA member, $35 for non-members
Students are free


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Walk-ins also welcome.
Speakers vary by location.
5:30- Registration & Meal

5:45- Welcome 

5:50- Keynote speaker

6:30- ICA Update & Listening Session

 
7:30- Tradeshow Break

7:45- IBIC Update

8:00- Cover Crops Panel or Farm Tour

9:00- Conclude

 

At each BeefMeet, you'll have a chance to:

  • learn how to improve your cattle operation
  • hear an update on state and national policy topics
  • visit with industry-leading tradeshow vendors
  • give feedback to ICA staff and board
  • eat beef. :)

Tuesday, June 4
Malvern, IA

Lakin Center
61321 315th St,
Malvern, IA 51551

5:30 - 9:00 PM
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Speakers

Keynote:
Joe Leathers, Traceability-
 Since 2008, Joe Leathers has managed the historic 6666 (Four Sixes) Ranch which covers 275,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle. As a member of the NCBA Traceability Working Group, Leathers encourages producers to be proactive members of the discussion surrounding livestock traceability. The Four Sixes Ranch has been using EIDs since 2011, when their cows had to be moved across state lines due to drought. Since then, the individual IDs have helped to enhance management of cows across several states in several different ways.

Cover Crops Panel:
Will Longinaker, Producer- 
Will Longinaker, cow/calf producer from Fremont County, has been planting and grazing cover crops including rye, canola and turnips for around 5 years. On the Longinaker farm, spring grazing helps offset hay costs, and allows pastures time to grow. “I wouldn’t have made it through this spring without the cover crops to graze,” Will says. “I would have had to buy hay for my cows.” At the Malvern BeefMeet, hear Will’s advice and lessons learned in cover crop grazing.

Erika Lundy, Iowa State Extension Beef Specialist - Lundy, who grew up in Southwest Iowa, is part of two ongoing research projects related to cover crops and grazing. The first is a five-year project (currently on year 4) evaluating cattle performance while grazing cover crops, as well as changes to soil profile due to grazing. The second research project, funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council, measures the performance and economics of fall grazing cover crops compared to a traditional drylot system of fall-calving cow-calf pairs.

Karl Dallefeld, Prairie Creek Seed - Karl has been involved with agronomy for the past 30 years and utilizes forages and cover crops in his own cattle operation. He has made a name for himself throughout the seed industry with his educational presentations at conferences speaking on forages and practical management in the US and Canada. In 2009, he co-founded Prairie Creek Seed to provide the best genetics and management advice to farmers. It is his drive to support agriculture and farmers to improve profitability and land stewardship.
Karl oversees the company’s operations, is the leader in developing forage products, assists with general sales, provides tech support, and continues to teach producers the benefits of high quality forages and soil health.

Wednesday, June 5
Wilton, IA

The Barn at Bunker Hill
2266 310th St.
Wilton, IA 52778

5:30 - 9:00 PM
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Speakers

Keynote:
Joe Leathers, Traceability-
 Since 2008, Joe Leathers has managed the historic 6666 (Four Sixes) Ranch which covers 275,000 acres in the Texas Panhandle. As a member of the NCBA Traceability Working Group, Leathers encourages producers to be proactive members of the discussion surrounding livestock traceability. The Four Sixes Ranch has been using EIDs since 2011, when their cows had to be moved across state lines due to drought. Since then, the individual IDs have helped to enhance management of cows across several states in several different ways.

Cover Crops Panel:
Karl Dallefeld, Prairie Creek Seed -
 Karl has been involved with agronomy for the past 30 years and utilizes forages and cover crops in his own cattle operation. He has made a name for himself throughout the seed industry with his educational presentations at conferences speaking on forages and practical management in the US and Canada. In 2009, he co-founded Prairie Creek Seed to provide the best genetics and management advice to farmers. It is his drive to support agriculture and farmers to improve profitability and land stewardship.
Karl oversees the company’s operations, is the leader in developing forage products, assists with general sales, provides tech support, and continues to teach producers the benefits of high quality forages and soil health.

Tim Daly, Producer - Daly is a Dubuque County cattleman who has been planting and grazing cover crops for several years, even working with a neighboring farmer on a custom grazing agreement. According to Daly, he has not had any yield drag, and the money he saves on feed more than pays for the cost of planting cover crops.

Beth Reynolds, Iowa Beef Center Cow-Calf Specialist - Reynolds is new to the Iowa Beef Center, but brings with her extensive knowledge of cover crops. Her family farm in Colorado uses cover crops and corn residue for the commercial cows and registered Charolais herd, and her research as a grad student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focused on grazing annual forages and cover crops. Reynolds will also share research from the Iowa Beef Center on the economic and nutritive value of grazing cover crops.

Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig - Iowa has been a leader in cover crop use and nutrient reduction for several years. Secretary Naig will be on-hand to discuss cost-share available for producers interested in grazing cover crops, as well as opportunities that lay on the horizon for Iowa agriculture.

Thursday, June 6
Linden, IA

Wilkerson Farms
20912 Beaumont Ave.
Linden, IA

5:30 - 9:00 PM
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Includes tour of calving barn at Wilkerson Farms

Speakers

Jacqui Fatka, Keynote - A native Iowan, Jacqui is the policy editor at Feedstuffs and Farm Futures. As a daughter of a farmer, she continually looks for ways to simplify the often complex and misunderstood world of agricultural policy into common terms for readers. She writes articles daily on the many political happenings across the country specializing in coverage of regulations, trade, farm bill, biofuels and immigration policy. She writes weekly insight for the Feedstuffs Inside Washington column and Farm Futures´ blog DC Dialogue.

Chad and Amy Wilkerson, Wilkerson Farms - It has been five years since Chad and Amy Wilkerson built their first hoop barn for calving. Since then, they’ve added a second barn and opened their doors, literally and figuratively, to other cattle producers interested in calving under roof. Join us in Linden to see the barns first-hand, and hear about the successes, challenges, and opportunities related to confinement calving.

Tuesday, June 11
Cherokee, IA

The Grainery
1969 500th St.
Cherokee, IA

5:30 - 9:00 PM
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Speakers

Keynote: 
Chris Clayton, DTN/Progressive Farmer
- As the Ag Policy Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer since 2005, Chris Clayton is up to speed on the policy issues that impact your cattle operation. In his presentation, Clayton will cover the latest updates on federal policy topics, including fake meat, WOTUS, China and USMCA.

Cover Crops Panel:
Grant Breitkreutz, Producer - 
The Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association’s President-Elect, Breitkreutz has been planting and grazing triticale post-harvest for about twenty years on his southern Minnesota farm. As the winner of many awards, including NCBA’s Regional Environmental Stewardship Award, Breitkreutz is eager to share the lessons he’s learned in cover-cropping and grazing throughout the years.

Tom Cotter, Producer - Tom Cotter is a Minnesota farmer who has been using cover crops for 20 years on his farm. Cotter has experimented with interseeding cover crops into corn, planting soybeans into roller-crimped rye and utilizing warm season cover crops. In the fall, Cotter grazes his beef cattle on cover crops.

Erika Lundy, Iowa State Extension Beef Specialist - Lundy, who grew up in Southwest Iowa, is part of two ongoing research projects related to cover crops and grazing. The first is a five-year project (currently on year 4) evaluating cattle performance while grazing cover crops, as well as changes to soil profile due to grazing. The second research project, funded by the Iowa Beef Industry Council, measures the performance and economics of fall grazing cover crops compared to a traditional drylot system of fall-calving cow-calf pairs.

Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig - Iowa has been a leader in cover crop use and nutrient reduction for several years. Secretary Naig will be on-hand to discuss cost-share available for producers interested in grazing cover crops, as well as opportunities that lay on the horizon for Iowa agriculture.
 

Thursday, June 13
Colesburg, IA

Pine View Angus
37181 Colesburg Rd.
Colesburg, IA

5:30 - 9:00 PM
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Includes farm tour and presentation by John Wessel, Pine View Angus

Speakers

 

Keynote:
Chris Clayton, DTN/The Progressive Farmer-
Chris will trek across Iowa to join us in Colesburg for the 5th and final BeefMeet of 2019.

John Wessel, Pine View Angus - Located in the hills of Clayton County, Pine View Angus was the 2017 winner of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Carcass Challenge. John Wessel and his brother, Tom, have built an award-winning Angus seedstock operation and commercial herd through precise heifer and sire selection. Hear their advice first-hand and enjoy a tour of the farm, including a secluded pasture nestled in the hills of northeast Iowa.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR TRADE SHOW VENDORS

Kent Nutrition Group | Purina | VitaFerm | Corteva | Zoetis | Hedgewood Equipment | Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health | Prairie Creek Seed | CHR Hansen | Rolling Hill Manufacturing Co | Animat | Iowa Beef Center | Greenfield Contractors LLC. | Central Life Sciences | Elanco | Christianson Builders | Ten Corp Inc. | Prairie Feed & Trucking | Post Equipment | Sioux Automation Center Inc. | Performance Livestock Analytics | Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation |
Carlson Wholesale 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS
 Schuler Mfg. | CHR Hansen | United Farmers Cooperative | Phileo Lesaffre | Custom Precast Co. | Iowa Savings Bank | Automatic Equipment | Lytton Farm Equipment | Silver Edge Cooperative | Innovative Ag Services

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