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Registration & Coffee
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
          Welcome - Matt Deppe, ICA's CEO
          ICA Update
          County Membership Awards

                  Allamakee County
                    Black Hawk County
                    Howard County
                    Sioux County
                    Union County
General Session: Communication for Connection and Cooperation Part 1 - Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic
9:30 a.m.

Communicate for connection, not control.

Learn how to give feedback and assign tasks in ways that build relationships, improve staff retention and engagement.  In this session, we will identify and overcome three common obstacles to effective communication. This session will be interactive, fun, and practical. The methods learned can be utilized right away.

Session One: 
10:30 a.m.

Cattle Production Policy Meeting
The Cattle Production Committee focuses on areas of cattle health and well-being, live cattle marketing, and science and technology.

Communication for Connection and Cooperation Part 2
Alan Feirer, Group Dynamic

A more in depth look at the communication techniques covered in the general session.

Lunch & Awards: 
11:30 a.m.
Enjoy Iowa's 2016 Best Burger from Chuckwagon Restaurant       
          2016 Commercial Producer of the Year
          2016 Seedstock Producer of the Year - Lyle & Linda Kenobbie
          2016 Hall of Fame - Kent Pruismann
          Environmental Stewardship Award Program - AJ & Kellie Blair
          Foundation Heifer Award
          Ralgro Wheel Presentation
          2016 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Feedyard Award - Kent Prusimann
          2016 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Cow-Calf Award - Moser Angus Farms
          2016 Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Educator Award - Dr. Beth Doran
Session Two:
1:00 p.m.
Business Issues Policy Meeting
The Business Issues Committee focuses on areas of agriculture policy, public/private lands and environmental management, and tax and finance.


Iowa Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting
Learn how the Iowa Beef Industry Council, funded by the $1-per-head beef checkoff, is invested in beef promotion, consumer information, research, industry information and foreign market development to increase beef demand. The meeting will include an election of executive committee members.

Beef Up your County Board
Ashlee Bell - Scott County
Craig Grothe - Henry County
Dan Hanrahan - Madison County

Join us and other successful county leaders in sharing what practices develop a board that operates like a well-oiled machine. Advice on conducting effective board meetings and dealing with conflict are a few topics seasoned leaders will be prepared to share. Additionally, we will identify different ways to get involved in the community and how those type of events can increase community awareness for your organization. Continue to sharpen the saw by learning from your peers and join us for a great discussion!
Session Three:
2:00 p.m.

Beef Product Policy Meeting
The Beef Product Committee focuses on areas of beef safety, global consumer marketing, and nutrition, health and information.

Tools in your Iowa Beef Industry Headquarters Toolbox
Casey Allison - Moderator
Eric Smith - Winneshiek County
Dan Martin - Jackson County
Craig Moss - Sioux County

How can the organizations at the Iowa Beef Industry Headquarters support your local county cattlemen? Find out what services and opportunities are available, and hear from local leaders who have effectively worked with us to enhance opportunities in their county.

Social Media that Sticks
Shannon Latham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds
Laura Cunningham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds
Cyrstal Blin, Crystal Cattle Blog

Tips and guidelines to for using social media to successfully promote your county organization, build awareness of your own cattle business, or clear up misconceptions with consumers.

3:00 p.m.

State of the Industry Panel
Phil Reemtsma, ICA President
Cassandra Fish, Author of “The Beef” & Risk Management                Consultant
John Hinners, United States Meat Export Federation

ICA Annual Meeting
4:00 p.m.

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.

Don't forget, ICA's Political Action Committee Dinner Fundraiser is on December 9!

Click here for the registration form. 

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Political Action Committee (PAC) is an effort to engage more ICA members and increase our association’s political participation. The ICA PAC provides support to legislative candidates who value beef cattle production in Iowa and support our issues.

Enjoy an evening of socializing, drinks, steak dinner and a special guest speaker!

5:00 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - NY Strip Steak Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Jacqui Fatka, Policy Editor for Feedstuff and Farm Futures
8:00 p.m. - Holstein Grill Raffle Drawing