10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit
The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit will be Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the opportunity to talk to other members of the industry from around the state.
This year’s meeting will feature a large trade show, where seedstock, cow/calf and feedlot producers will be able to see new products, pick up educational materials, and find solutions to their everyday problems on the farm. The tradeshow will be open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 6, and 8:30 am - noon on Friday, December 7.
Bruce Vincent, a Montana logger who was regulated out of business, will keynote the event. Vincent will share how environmentalists forced his family’s business to shut its doors after three generations, and advice to keep cattle producers from suffering the same fate.
The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will also hold its policy committee meetings which are open to all members. The meetings are the final opportunity for cattlemen to discuss priorities for the association and set policy for 2019.
A social and banquet will cap off the first night, with the annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation fundraiser auction and awards ceremony.
The next morning, an appreciation breakfast will be held for county leaders prior to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council annual meetings.
Anyone interested in attending can find more information at www.iacattlemen.org. Early registration ends November 12.
About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents nearly 10,000 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."