Educational Events

ICA BeefMeets 

We are making it easier than ever for cattle producers to attend by hosting four meetings around the state, each taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each event will include education on policy and production, industry updates, a tradeshow and meal. Not only will you learn about topics affecting your beef business, but it’s a great opportunity to voice your concerns and work towards solutions with ICA staff and leaders. 

Grassroots Feedback

What issues should be ICA’s top priorities in the coming year? Are there laws or regulations that are hurting your business? These are all important questions that ICA is seeking input on. District breakout sessions provide an opportunity for members to share their concerns, ideas, and input to help set policy priorities for their association in the future. 

Dates and Locations

  • June 9 | 5:00 p.m. - SE Region - CANCELED
  • June 10 | 5:00 p.m. - SW Region
  • June 15 | 5:00 p.m. - NW Region 
  • June 17 | 5:00 p.m. - NE Region 

Each event will feature a trade show with the latest products and services for all cattle producers.

If you have any questions please, contact our events coordinator, Kate.

Topics

This year we are focusing on climate and environmental sustainability, as these topics are top of mind with the Biden Administration. Livestock producers have become the most diverse of all farmers as they utilize crops to feed their animals, manure to feed their crops, cover crops to sequester carbon and nutrients, and feed their livestock. Join us to learn more about how you, as a producer, can further enhance the cattlemen’s reputation as the original stewards of the land and natural resources.  Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non members, students are free.

NW REGION

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Rus Ranch  

2804 Eagle Ave Rock Valley, IA

TOPICS INCLUDE:

What's The Beef On Carbon?  - Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University

A discussion on how the livestock industry can create climate-smart agriculture for the Midwest.

Highlights and Challenges of Raising Cattle in a Monoslope Cattle Barn - Farm Tour

NE REGION

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Dave & Dylan Klaes Farm  

2747 Hwy 9 Osage, IA 

TOPICS INCLUDE: 

“Environmental Regulation in 2021: The Cattle Industry and the Biden Administration” - Scott Yager, NCBA 

 Straight from Washington, D.C., hear from NCBA’s Chief Environmental Counsel, Scott Yager as he talks about navigating a new administration and NCBA’s work to protect producers from increased environmental regulation.  

Highlights and Challenges of Raising Cattle in a Monoslope Cattle Barn - Farm Tour






Each BeefMeet will include a keynote speaker and farm tour as well as the topics below: 

  • ICA Beef Product Labeling Task Force Update 
  • Riding for the Brand - List to an update on what ICA is doing for producers on the policy front. 
  • Iowa Beef Industry Council Update - funded by the Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program 
  • Grassroots Policy Breakouts - Voice your concerns to ICA staff and leadership, and help set the direction of the association. 


Advocacy, Leadership and Education is what ICA strives for and there’s no better way to see those qualities in action than to attend an ICA Event!