The Iowa Cattlemen's Association will hold four regional meetings across Iowa, August 20 to 24, to discuss policy, elections and market outlook. The meetings will be held in Alden, Denison, Mt. Pleasant and Everly.
CattleFax market analyst Warren Prosser will attend each meeting to talk about "Did the Drought Dry-up Your Options?" Prosser will provide an outlook for grains, ethanol and cattle markets during his presentations.
Key business issues at each meeting will include discussion of key ideas to surface for policy topics that will be discussed and adopted at the ICA annual meeting in December; the operation of the ICA political action committee; and, elections of ICA nominating committee members and for two regions, the election of regional vice presidents. A meal will also be served at each meeting.
The dates, locations and specific events for each regional meeting are:
* August 20 – Northeast Regional Meeting begins at 3 p.m. with a tour of Summit Farms in Alden (10640 Co. Hwy D20, Alden, IA). The tour will start at the feeding facilities. Summit Farms is a diverse farm operation including cattle, hogs and row-crop production, with an emphasis on conservation measures. The CattleFax program and the business portion of the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the sale facility on the farm. A new nominating committee member from the region will be elected by ICA members, as the term of Matt Gaul of Strawberry Point, expires.
* August 21 – Southwest Regional Meeting begins at 5 p.m. with a social at Boulders Inn and Suites in Denison (2511 Boulders Drive, Denison, IA). Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the CattleFax and business programs will follow. The current ICA regional vice president, Scott Hansen of Adel, will not seek re-election for that position, so a new regional vice president will be elected. Also, the term of the nominating committee position held by Brad Pellet of Atlantic, expires, and his replacement will also be selected.
* August 22 – Southeast Regional Meeting will be held at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant (1200 East Baker Street, Mount Pleasant, IA). The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a meal, and is followed by the CattleFax presentation and regional business discussion. The term of ICA nominating committee member Kurt Dallmeyer of Wellman expires, and a new committee member will be selected.
*Aug. 23 – Northwest Regional Meeting will start with a tour at 3 p.m. of Royal Beef, the feedyard owned by Clayton Christensen of Royal (3965 170th Ave., Royal, IA). The CattleFax presentation and business program begins at 5 p.m. at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center in Everly (203 North Main St., Everly, IA). Elections will be held for regional ICA vice president, a position currently held by Allan Johnson of Northwood, and for a nominating committee position currently held by Joe Greig, Estherville.
For more information or if you have questions visit www.iacattlemen.org or phone the ICA office in Ames at 515-296-2266.