2nd Annual Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit & Annual Meeting

CPMI Event Center, 2321 N. Loop Dr., Ames

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Abbreviated Schedule (click on the link below to read more)
Thursday, December 7, 2017
9:00 a.m.   Registration & Coffee
10:00 a.m. Factors that Contribute to Beef Export Success
11:00 a.m.
Economic Importance of the Beef Industry in Iowa & Future Opportunities for Growth
11:30 a.m. Iowa's Best Burger & Awards
1:00 p.m.  Policy Committee Meetings
3:00 p.m.  Brand Wall Ceremony
3:30 p.m.  Past Presidents Panel
4:30 p.m.  County Cattlemen Stories of Success
5:30 p.m.  Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Auction & Prime Rib Dinner

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30 a.m.   Keynote: Are you From Mexico?
9:30 a.m.   Iowa Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting
11:00 a.m. Iowa Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting
9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
10:00 a.m. General Session
Factors that Contribute to Beef Export Success

Dr. Keith Belk, Colorado State University
A discussion of global trends in consumption patterns and economic traits that affect the ability of U.S. beef producers to export successfully, and technical barriers to trade that still need to be overcome. The information presented will be informative and helpful as ICA engages in grassroots policy development.
11:00 a.m. Economic Importance of the Beef Industry in Iowa & Future Opportunities for Growth
Dr. Dan Loy and Dr. Lee Schulz
This presentation will discuss the breadth, depth, and economic contribution of Iowa’s beef industry. This foundational information can be used to determine where the most fruitful efforts might be spent in encouraging growth and where those efforts may be less productive without external developments.

11:30 a.m. Lunch, ICA Update & Awards
Commercial Producer of the Year
President's Council Recognition
Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Awards
*Lunch is sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry Council 
1:00 p.m. Policy Committee Meetings
          Business Issues
          Cattle Production
          Beef Products
ICA's grassroots policy development culminates at the Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting. All ICA members are encouraged to participate in policy committee meetings on Thursday. New policy will be considered and expiring policy will be reviewed for reinstatement. Input from across ICA's membership is vital to setting the direction and priorities of the Association for the upcoming year.

3:00 p.m. Brand Wall Ceremony

3:30 p.m. Past Presidents Panel
          David Trowbridge - Moderator & Incoming President
          Ed Greiman (2013 - 2014)
          Kent Prusimann (2009 - 2010)
          Glenn Rowe (1998)
          Gene Wiese (1991)
Four Iowa Cattlemen’s Association presidents from the past 26 years will gather to share their different experiences.  Our panelists will share what the cattle industry was like when they were president and offer advice on current hot topics.

4:30 p.m. County Cattlemen Stories of Success
          Scott Cherne, Clayton County President
          Tim Hastert, Shelby County Membership Coordinator
          Connie Smith, Fremont County President
County Cattlemen Leaders and board members, this is a session you don’t want to miss! Are you trying to revive your board or maybe looking for some ideas to become more active in your community? Clayton, Fremont and Shelby County Cattlemen will share how they give back to their members and local community through county events and activities they participate in.  They will also share how to tackle membership recruitment and ideas to keep producers engaged year after year.
Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Auction &
Prime Rib Dinner

5:30 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner
7:00 p.m. Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Awards
7:30 p.m. Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Auction (items listed below)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Keynote: Are you From Mexico?
          Matt Rush, Inspirational Farm Boy
Regardless of the industry you exist in, when we tell people what we do we might as well be from a foreign country even though we might live right down the street.   They don’t know who we are, where we’re from or why we do what we do.  When they do meet one of us they usually look at us with curious bewilderment and ask questions that we feel are as ridiculous as asking a farm boy from New Mexico if he is from south of the border.  In these current times, the disconnect between the American supplier and the average American consumer could make the Grand Canyon look like an irrigation ditch.  The most important question is where did the disconnect come from and how do we fix it?

9:30 a.m. Iowa Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting
The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) is an organization working for the cattle producers of Iowa in areas of beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information, and foreign market development to increase beef demand.  
The Beef Checkoff Program in Iowa is funded by the $1.00 per head national and $0.50 per head Iowa State Beef Checkoff Programs.  
The meeting will include an election of executive committee members.

11:00 a.m. Iowa Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting
Be a part of the ICA policy development process. ICA's Policy Committees will present recommendations for all members to vote on. Resolutions approved by a majority vote of the members in attendance become the official policy of the association. ICA will also honor retiring board members and swear in the new president.

12:00 p.m. Lunch Social
Yeti like Coolers (2) Valued at $450 each
          Donated by Ritchie Industries
Kettle Grill
          Donated by John Deere Financial
Handmade Wooden Rocking Horse
         Donated by Stan Greiman
Framed Print by Keith A. Nelson, #3 of 250
          Donated by Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation
$1,000 Gift Certificate for a Tow-able Holstein Grill
         Donated by Holstein Manufacturing
7 Course Meal for 10 by Tasteful Catering
         Donated by Ric Kerr, Tasteful Catering
Yeti Cooler with CAB Products
         Donated by Ida Grove Cattlemen
Print "Here is the Beef" by Charles Freitag
         Donated by Mike & Linda Cline
Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms are being held at
Best Western University Park Inn & Suites (2500 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50010)
Call (515) 296-2500 and use the group name: Iowa Cattlemen