Iowa Cattle Industry Convention & BeefMeets



The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention has traditionally been held in Des Moines in December, offering education, networking, policy discussions and a robust trade show.

Instead of holding an Iowa Cattle Industry Convention in 2016, ICA held 4 regional BeefMeets in June and a Leadership Summit in December. BeefMeets will also be held in June of 2017.

Each BeefMeet will incorporate 5-6 educational seminars, district meetings and elections, grassroots issues surfacing and a trade show. No matter what your interest is in the Iowa Cattlemen's Association or beef industry, there will be something there for you!

Early registration is now available! Register here.

2017 Dates and Locations:

June 13: Northeast Regional BeefMeet, Dubuque

June 15: Southeast Regional BeefMeet, Ottumwa

June 20: Southwest Regional BeefMeet, Creston

June 22: Northwest Regional BeefMeet, LeMars

Questions? Call 515-296-2266. 


Grassroots Policy Development

Time has been set aside at each BeefMeet for ICA districts to gather and provide input. Our district breakouts will allow cattle producers to weigh in on topics that matter to their operations. As a grassroots organization, our policy is developed by members for members, and provides guidance for staff and leaders as we work on behalf of the industry. All cattle industry stakeholders are invited to attend BeefMeets and learn more, but only current ICA members are allowed to participate in the policy development. Learn more here.


There will be a full tradeshow with time scheduled for networking at each BeefMeet. 

Register for your tradeshow booth here.

***The tradeshow at the Northwest (June 22nd) and Southwest (June 20th) Regional BeefMeets are FULL