Commercial Producer of the Year
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association annually honors an outstanding commercial cattle producer. Your nominations are critical to recognize those individuals who "give their all" to make our industry the best it can be.
Any producer member of the ICA in good standing with current paid membership (either individual or family) may be nominated for this award by any ICA member or county association in good standing.
Judging will be based on the nomination form. Management practices, involvement in the industry and achievements among other credentials will be considered in determining a winner. The individual being nominated may fill out the application. Any form received AFTER the deadline is ineligible for this year.
The winners will be recognized at the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit in December. We are very proud of the contributions made by the producers in our industry. This is an opportunity to recognize them both personally and professionally.
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the Iowa Beef Breeds Council honors an outstanding commercial cattle producer.
Any person may nominated an eligible producer for this award.
There is no limit on number of entries.
a) A nomination form shall be submitted based on the entrants involvement in the beef industry. Candidates are nominated by completing the form below.
b) A minimum of 3 years in the cattle business.
c) Any entrant may win the State Award only one time; other entries will remain in consideration for a three year period.
Judging will be based on management practices, involvement in the industry and achievements amongst other credentials will be considered in determining a winner.
Entry form may be submitted at any time but they must be sent to ICA by September 30. Any form received AFTER that date is ineligible for this year.
Realizing the nomination forms somewhat limit your comments, we would encourage you to send any photographs, newspaper clippings, letters of recommendation, etc. with this nomination form. Please give this matter your immediate attention, as all nomination forms must be remitted to the Iowa Cattlemen's Association by September 30.
Previous Commercial Producers of the Year
2017 - Jeff and Christy Hibbs, Albion
2016 - Lyle and Linda Kenobbie, Greenville
2015 - Larry Johnson, Maquoketa
2014 - Russell Cook, Mechanicsville
2013 - Aaron Amstutz, Bloomfield
2012 - Lee Faris, Mount Ayr
2007 - Jack Giltner, Elliott
2005 - Keith VanWaardhuizen, Oskaloosa
2004 - Martin Green, Grand Mound
2003 - CHIPS Organization
2002 - Craig White, Estherville
1996 - Dave Petty, Eldora