Educational Events

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Every year the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hosts a variety of low cost, educational, advocacy and leadership focused events for our members. 

With each event we host there are a couple common goals: 

  •  Bring topics in front of our members that need awareness and in turn can help improve their operation.  
  • Inform producers on ways the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is advocating for them on the state and national levels.  
  • Provide additional value to your ICA membership. 

 Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an update from the Iowa Beef Industry Council and how they are utilizing checkoff dollars to promote beef and an ICA Policy Update. Throughout the forums, attendees will be able to network with trade show vendors and sponsors.

These events are free and open to all cattle producers, complimentary meal is provided!

If you are interested in sponsoring a forum or taking part in the trade show, contact our events coordinator, Kate.

We highly encourage you to RSVP by calling 515-296-2266

January 18, 2022

Sioux Center

Cattle Producer

Forum

Sioux Center, IA
January 26, 2022

Carroll Cattle

Producer Forum

Carrollton Inn | Carroll, IA
January 27, 2022

Graettinger Cattle

Producer Forum

Hillcrest Golf & Country Club | Graettinger, IA
March 3, 2022

West Union Cattle

Producer Forum

West Union Event Center | West Union, IA

Agendas

January 22

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference Session
Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, IA

Sessions starting at 2:15 & 3:05 p.m.

Topic/ Speaker:
Producer Initiative for Disease Traceability, US CattleTrace Representatives

Visit our session on Traceability!

During the conference the Iowa Cattlemen's Association is hosting sessions on traceability. ICA recognizes the importance of a robust animal disease traceability system. We believe the primary purpose of an animal disease traceability system is to allow state and federal animal health officials, and the cattle industry as a whole, to efficiently and effectively respond to an animal disease outbreak in a timely manner. As a supporter and state partner of US Cattle Trace, a representative will present on voluntary ways to get your operation involved in the program.

January 26

Carroll Cattle Producer Forum
Carrollton Inn | 1730 US-71 Carroll, IA 51401

5:00 - Dinner & Registration
5:15 - Welcome
5:20 - Risk Management for Cattle Producers, Tim Christensen, ISU Farm Management Specialist
6:10 - ICA’s Work on the Policy Front
6:45 - Iowa Beef Industry Council Update funded by the Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program
7:00 - Trade Show Break
7:20 - Cattle Market Situation & Outlook, Troy Applehans, CattleFax
8:30 - Conclude 

January 27

Graettinger Cattle Producer Forum
Hillcrest Golf & Country Club | 701 S Cedar Ave, Graettinger, IA 51342
 

5:00 - Dinner & Registration

5:15 - Welcome

5:20 - Risk Management for Cattle Producers, Tim Christensen, ISU Farm Management Specialist

6:10 - ICA’s Work on the Policy Front

6:45 - Iowa Beef Industry Council Update funded by the Iowa State Beef Checkoff Program
7:00 - Trade Show Break

7:20 - Cattle Market Situation & Outlook, Troy Applehans, CattleFax

8:30 - Conclude 

March 3

West Union Cattle Producer Forum
West Union Events Center | 10201 Harding Rd, West Union, IA 52175
5:00 - Dinner & Registration

5:15 - Welcome

Topics/ Speakers:

  • Pre-breeding prep
  • Cattle Market Situation & Outlook, Lance Zimmerman, CattleFax
  • Iowa Cattlemen's Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council Updates