Iowa Cattle Producers Urged To Attend Regional Meetings

Iowa Cattle Producers Urged To Attend Regional Meetings

Market outlook will be presented by CattleFax analyst, and elections are part of upcoming ICA regional meetings.

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association will hold four regional meetings across Iowa, Aug. 26-29, to discuss policy, elections and local beef cattle issues. The meetings will be held in Algona, Independence, Oskaloosa and Atlantic.

"Regional meetings are a time to socialize and network with other beef producers while staying up-to-date on the latest ICA efforts," says Justine Stevenson, ICA's director of government relations and public policy. "We'll have some programming to talk about local concerns, but we'll also discuss issues that may be ICA priorities for the 2014 legislative session."

PLAN TO ATTEND: If you are interested in beef production and cattle related issues, plan to attend one of the four regional meetings to be held next week across Iowa. They are set for August 26-29 and will discuss policy, elections, market outlook and other topics. Meeting will be held in Algona, Independence, Oskaloosa and Atlantic.

Complete agendas for the meetings can be found on the Web. General information about each meeting follows, and you can always call the ICA office with questions. That number is 515-296-2266.

Aug. 26 – Northwest Regional Meeting will be held at Water's Edge Nature Center in Algona. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with registration open at 9:30 a.m. Brad Kooima of Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities, Inc. of Sioux Center will start the day with a discussion on mitigating risk. Other speakers during the day include a legislative panel, discussions with representatives of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and an update on legislative and regulatory issues. The event will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 27 – Northeast Regional Meeting will be held at Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The meeting will include a legislative panel. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will provide an update on the EPA workplan agreement that has been in process this year, and ICA staff will provide an update on legislative and regulatory issues. An election will be held for the Northeast Region Vice President. Larry Johnson, Maquoketa, currently holds that position, and is eligible for one more two-year term.

Aug. 28 – Southeast Regional Meeting will be held at Nelson Pioneer History Farm in Oskaloosa. Registration begins at 5 p.m. The meeting will include a legislative panel, as well as a forage panel discussing sustainable forage opportunities for cattle producers. ICA staff will provide an update on legislative and regulatory issues. An election will be held for the Southeast Region Vice President. Tom Bonnichsen, Letts, currently holds the position, and is eligible to serve again.

Aug. 29 – Southwest Regional Meeting will be held at Cass County Community Center in Atlantic. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will include a legislative panel, as well as Brad Kooima of Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities, Inc. of Sioux Center discussing ways to mitigate risk. ICA staff will provide an update on legislative and regulatory issues.

About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association:  The Iowa Cattlemen's Association represents more than 10,000 beef cattle families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa's beef industry. ICA's mission is "Grow Iowa's beef business through advocacy, leadership and education."

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