BeefMeets 2017

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!

Registration is open now with Early Bird Registration ending on May 31, 2017!

Register online here


Download the registration form here to print and mail back to the ICA office. 

2017 Dates and Locations:

*Click on each location in the upper right hand corner of this page for a full agenda for each location! 

June 13: Northeast Regional BeefMeet, Dubuque at Grand River Center

June 15: Southeast Regional BeefMeet, Ottumwa at Bridge View Center

June 20: Southwest Regional BeefMeet, Creston at Southwestern Community College

June 22: Northwest Regional BeefMeet, LeMars at Le Mars Convention Center

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.

***All tradeshows are FULL except for the Northeast Regional in Dubuque on June 13!