Commercial Producer of the Year

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association annually honors an outstanding commercial cattle producer. Your nominations are critical to recognize those individuals who "give their all" to make our industry the best it can be.

Any producer member of the ICA in good standing with current paid membership (either individual or family) may be nominated for this award by any ICA member or county association in good standing.

Judging will be based on the nomination form. Management practices, involvement in the industry and achievements amongst other credentials will be considered in determining a winner. The individual being nominated may fill out the application. Any form received AFTER the deadline is ineligible for this year.

The winners will be recognized at the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention in December. We are very proud of the contributions made by the producers in our industry. This is an opportunity to recognize them both personally and professionally.

Award:

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the Iowa Beef Breeds Council honors an outstanding commercial cattle producer. 

Any person may nominated an eligible producer for this award.

Entrants:

There is no limit on number of entries.

a) A nomination form shall be submitted based on the entrants involvement in the beef industry. Candidates are nominated by completing the form below. 

b) A minimum of 3 years in the cattle business. 

c) Any entrant may win the State Award only one time; other entries will remain in consideration for a three year period.

Judging:

Judging will be based on management practices, involvement in the industry and achievements amongst other credentials will be considered in determining a winner.

Deadlines:

Entry form may be submitted at any time but they must be sent to Butch Neumeyer by September 30.  Any form received AFTER that date is ineligible for this year.

Award shall be as follows:

Recipient will be recognized and presented a plaque during the Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, Dec. 9-11, at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona.

Realizing the nomination forms somewhat limit your comments, we would encourage you to send any photographs, newspaper clippings, letters of recommendation, etc. with this nomination form. Please give this matter your immediate attention, as all nomination forms must be remitted to the Butch Neumeyer, PO Box 38, Walker, Iowa 50014 by Sunday, September 30, 2013.


Previous Commercial Producers of the Year

2012 - Lee Faris, Mount Ayr

2007 - Jack Giltner, Elliott

2005 - Keith VanWaardhuizen, Oskaloosa

2004 - Martin Green, Grand Mound

2003 - CHIPS Organization

2002 - Craig White, Estherville

1996 - Dave Petty, Eldora