Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit Returns December 15 & 16

| October 28, 2021

Contact: Iowa Cattlemen's Association, 515-296-2266, Contact Us.

Leadership Summit, 2021

Iowa cattle producers have an opportunity to weigh in on cattle industry topics of concern at the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting. This year’s event will be held December 15 through 16 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.  

Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Peter Shinn will kick off the event on December 15. His presentation, “Agriculture & National Defense: Funding & Conflict Management,” stems from an extensive career in the U.S. Air Force and agriculture industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to sit in on educational sessions, covering time sensitive topics such as carbon and tax reform. A full trade show and opportunities for networking will feature new products and solutions for cow-calf and feedlot producers. The program will conclude on December 16 with a closing session, and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council annual meetings. 

Leadership Summit is the culmination of our formal policy development process. Members are encouraged to participate in policy committee meetings, which provide the opportunity to review expiring resolutions and introduce new policy priorities for the Association. Decisions made by members in the policy committee meetings will be presented to the board for ratification at the annual meeting. Based on feedback we’ve received over the past year, we expect policy discussions to center on price discovery and transparency, beef labeling regulations, and tax reform. 

To register for the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit, visit Registration is highly encouraged, and early bird rates will be offered through Friday, December 3. Hotel accommodations can be made online by following the link and entering the delegate code and password listed below. To receive the group rate, you will need to make reservations prior to Sunday, November 14. 


Delegate Code: 542271 

Delegate Password: 863000148 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 

9:00 a.m. - Registration & Trade Show Opens  

10:00 a.m. - "Agriculture & National Defense: Funding & Conflict Management" - Lt. Col. Peter Shinn, USAF, Ret.  

11:00 a.m. - Special Recognitions  

11:30 a.m. - Lunch/ Awards & Trade Show Break  

12:30 p.m. - Trade Show Break  

12:45 p.m. - Education Breakout Sessions:

Profiting from Soil Health - There is so much to uncover related to carbon sequestration and markets, cover crops and soil fertility. This session will educate producers on what's surfacing and how to best utilize your resources from leading experts on carbon.  

Navigating the Tax Code - With potential tax changes on the horizon, this educational session will focus on how to best prepare and understand the tax code. Experts will identify useful tools for cattle producers looking to minimize tax impact or make steps toward passing the farm to the next generation. 

1:45 p.m. - Business Issues Committee Meeting  

2:45 p.m. - Cattle Production Committee Meeting 

3:45 p.m. - Beef Products Committee Meeting  

5:00 p.m. - Trade Show Break & Social Hour  

6:00 p.m. - Iowa Cattlemen's Banquet Dinner  

6:15 p.m. - Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Introduction & Scholarship Awards - Youth Beef Team & Maynard Jayne Scholarships 

6:45 p.m. - Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation Silent Auction Results 

7:00 p.m. - Outstanding Cattlemen Recognition - Commercial Producer & Hall of Fame 

7:30 p.m. - Young Cattlemen's Leadership Program Round Up Reception - Invitation Only 

- Sponsored by Kent Nutrition Group 

Thursday, December 16, 2021 

7:30 a.m. - Closing Session & Breakfast  

8:30 a.m. - Iowa Cattlemen's Annual Meeting  

9:30 a.m. - Iowa Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting

About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 8,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.”