ICA Annual Meeting
December 15-16, 2021| Prairie Meadows Conference Center
Last November, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association evaluated COVID-19 regulations and determined that policy discussion would take place virtually. Over the past seven weeks, we’ve hosted six policy committee meetings on Zoom. In those meetings, members committed many hours to thoughtful and thorough policy discussion focused on topics such as: negotiated cash trade, standards for delivery, and farm programs—just to name a few.
The last step in the execution of ICA’s policy development process is ratification during the Annual Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, January 26th at 12:00 p.m on Zoom. As an ICA member, you are invited and encouraged to exercise your right to vote on policies recommended by the respective committees. Please review the voting procedures below. Note that the procedures differ for those joining the meeting by phone.
The order of presentation is as follows:
- Beef Products Committee
- Business Issues Committee
- Cattle Production Committee
Committee chairs will list the resolutions and state the recommendation from the committee to: reinstate, reinstate with amendments, enact, sunset. After reviewing committee recommendations for the resolutions, President Godfrey will ask the members to speak if any policies should be pulled and set aside for further discussion. The remaining resolutions will be voted on in a consent agenda format by voice vote. Resolutions pulled and set aside for further discussion will be assessed and voted on individually.
Members joining Zoom on a computer or smartphone app: A poll will appear on your screen where you will be able to vote “aye,” in favor, or “nay,” opposed.
Members joining by phone: The President will ask you to unmute by pushing *6 to speak up if you are opposed.
While participating in the meeting, we ask that you dedicate your time to focus on the information being presented and are actively engaged in the discussion. ICA is a member-driven, grassroots organization. Your participation will impact Iowa’s beef business for years to come.