Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit will be Dec. 6-7 in Altoona

The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit will be Dec. 6 to 7 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 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7.

Bruce Vincent, a Montana logger who was regulated out of business, will keynote the event. Vincent will share how environmentalists forced his family’s business to shut its doors after three generations and offer advice to keep cattle producers from suffering the same fate.

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association will also hold its policy committee meetings which are open to all members. The meetings are the final opportunity for cattlemen to discuss priorities for the association and set policy for 2019.

A social and banquet will cap off the first night, with the annual Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation fundraiser auction and awards ceremony.

The next morning, an appreciation breakfast will be held for county leaders prior to the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and Iowa Beef Industry Council annual meetings.

Anyone interested in attending can find more information at Early registration ends Nov. 12.