Become a member of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association offers two membership types. A Producer Membership is for those engaged in cattle production while the Friend of the Industry Membership is for those who do not own cattle; or who are retired cattle producers. 

Producer Members - JOIN NOW!

Top Hand Club

New this year, the Top Hand Club program is designed to reward current ICA members for recruiting new members and Fair Share investment.
Earn points by recruiting members and Fair Share investment. Each member is worth 1 point, and every $75 in Fair Share investment is worth 1 point.
•Grand Prize: winner receives a 1 year lease on a 24’ x 7’ EBY gooseneck trailer.
•2nd-5th place winners receive a $400 Visa gift card.
•Additional prizes will be awarded at the 5, 15, and 25 pt. level
The recruitment year runs from October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. (Notice the earlier deadline.)

Member Discount

ICA members receive a $300 discount on any NEW Eby products from their Story City, IA or Worthing, SD locations. This discount is available to all paid 2016 ICA members and continues through September 2016. The discount is available on new Eby products such as livestock boxes, truck bodies, livestock trailers (gooseneck and semi), equipment trailers and utility trailers.

Iowa Cattleman magazine

ICA members receive the Iowa Cattleman magazine monthly. The magazine features association news, policy updates, and information you need to help grow your cattle business, from tips to improve herd health to maximizing profits and everything in between.

Fair Share

What is Fair Share?

Fair Share is an avenue for Iowa’s cattlemen to invest in the successful future of their cattle industry. Fair Share investment is 25¢ per head of operational capacity annually.

Why is Fair Share important?

The 2012 USDA Census of Agriculture census figures indicate that Iowa’s number of cattle farms decreased by 3,000 in just 5 years. However, average inventory per operation grew.
At the same time, information and the way it is shared has changed. ICA has used Fair Share investment to adapt to these changes and continue to represent Iowa’s cattle industry.

“I always say that if you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re going to be on the menu. No matter how many cattle you have, ICA’s work is relevant to you and your operation. Fair Share ensures that ICA is at the table on your behalf and that your concerns are heard.”
- Bill Couser, Nevada, IA

How does ICA use Fair Share?

•Issues Response: Fair Share sets a place at the table for ICA regarding current issues, including the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers Waters of the US (WOTUS) Rule, the Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit, the State Deer Depredation Program, curriculum for Iowa’s beef industry employees, and expanding Chapter 200A for the inclusion of open lot manure.
•Public Relations: ICA is committed to sharing the story of Iowa’s cattlemen and maintaining your freedom to operate.
•Member Awareness: When industry issues arise, ICA coordinates and communicates Iowa’s beef industry response with our members.
Fair Share is an avenue for Iowa’s cattlemen to invest in the successful future of their cattle industry. Fair Share investment is 25¢ per head of operational capacity annually.

 

Friend of the Industry Members - JOIN NOW!

What is a Friend of the Industry?

There are many Iowans who do not raise cattle but still want to support the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Whether your business works directly with the cattle industry, you have family ties to the cattle production, or are a retired cattleman, your support ensures that ICA is able to continue their work on behalf of the entire cattle industry.

Your Business Connected to Beef

You know what the beef cattle business means to you. There are 13,465 jobs in the state of Iowa directly related to Iowa’s beef cattle producers, and many more businesses have ties to the beef industry as a whole. In short, the cattle industry is worth more than $3.8 billion to the Iowa economy. Without beef production in the state, we would have much less opportunity for growth in our Iowa communities.

Family Ties to the Business

There are many Iowans not directly involved with farming, but just looking back a generation or two, we have ties to farming, including cattle production. Support your heritage of agriculture and beef production; help the industry that provided the opportunities you have today.

Retired Producer

Continue to support the industry that was once your livelihood. While you may no longer have cattle, you have experiences and lessons to share with those still in the beef cattle business. Your support ensures that beef production remains a positive and rewarding experience for years to come!

Staying Connected

Contact ICA anytime at 515-296-2266, or email iacattlemen@iabeef.org. If you would like to receive our policy or general e-newsletters, let us know.
There are many Iowans who do not raise cattle but still want to support the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. Whether your business works directly with the cattle industry, you have family ties to the cattle production, or are a retired cattleman, your support ensures that ICA is able to continue their work on behalf of the entire cattle industry.

ICA Booster Club

Join the ICA Booster Club by adding $100 to $1000 of support to your Friend of the Industry dues. (Donations of more than $500 are recognized monthly in the Iowa Cattleman.)

President’s Council

With a minimum $5,000 donation, you can become a member of the President’s Council.
•ICA prints a monthly listing of President’s Council members and their logos in the magazine.
•President’s Council members receive a 10% discount on advertising for ads placed in the magazine, on the website, and in Pen Check, ICA’s bi-weekly e-newsletter.
•President’s Council members are invited to submit one article for the magazine annually.

*Other sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year. Contact ICA to find out more.

 

Join Today!

Membership forms can be downloaded below, or you can choose to pay online.

If you download a form, please fill it out and send payment to the ICA office, 2055 Ironwood Court, Ames, Iowa 50014. Or you can fax it with a credit card payment to 515-296-2261.

If you have any questions, please call the ICA office at 515-296-2266.

Thank you for supporting the Iowa Cattlemen's Association!

Download your Producer Membership form, or sign-up and pay online.

Download your Friend of the Industry Membership form, or sign-up and pay online.