Early registration for the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit ends Nov. 12. The conference will be held Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the opportunity to talk to other members of the industry from around the state.
This year’s meeting will feature a large trade show, where seedstock, cow/calf and feedlot producers will be able to see new products, pick up educational materials, and find solutions to their everyday problems on the farm. The tradeshow will be open from 10 am to 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 6, and 8:30 am - noon on Friday, December 7.
“Our trade show this year showcases animal health products, resources, and equipment for cow/calf and feedlot operations,” says Merle Witt, ICA’s Western Iowa Membership Coordinator. “We have several new vendors taking part and there will be equipment on display.”
In addition to the trade show, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation will hold their annual banquet. The foundation provides scholarships and other opportunities for youth in the cattle industry. A fundraiser auction will raise money for Youth Beef Team, the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza and other foundation activities. Supporters can bid in person at the banquet or online, and you can get registered here.