Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA), the leading grassroots organization supporting Iowa’s beef cattle industry, invites cattle producers across Iowa to attend the 2023 Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit held December 14 and 15 at the Meadows Events Center in Altoona, Iowa.
This annual event is for the leader in every cattle producer. The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit is an excellent opportunity for those just getting their start or those with years of experience to come together to network, learn, and participate in ICA’s policy development process. This year is extra special as we celebrate 50 years of ICA.
ICA is pleased to welcome Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs for JBS USA, as the keynote presenter. Bruett will set the stage for the conference with a session entitled, ‘The State of the Beef Industry.’ As the world’s largest food company in terms of revenue, Bruett is sure to bring an intriguing look at the beef cattle industry, exploring the major factors impacting the market.
Additionally, there will be a series of exceptional breakout session topics and speakers for participants to select from and gain valuable insights that fit their operation’s needs. Topics such as succession planning, modern ag in a cancel culture, grazing, and the innovation of data are all part of the formal agenda.
Connection is key and ICA has worked in a variety of opportunities for networking. Guests will not want to miss out on our Beef & Bourbon Pairing Experience, 50-year champagne toast, entertainment, and more. We also have more than 25 industry partners exhibiting throughout the event.
The Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit is the culmination of ICA’s formal policy development. Producer members are encouraged to participate and provide input in the policy committee meetings which will review expiring resolutions and directives and provide time to introduce new policy priority suggestions. Voting and ratification will conclude this process during the committee meetings and Annual Meeting on December 15.
“We know our members are busy, but there is no better investment in your operation than the time spent at the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit,” said Tanner Lawton, ICA director of member services. “From the educational opportunity to the chance to network with other producers, there will be something to gain for everyone. We also can’t emphasize enough the importance of having our members involved in ICA’s policy development process. Your participation helps shape the industry’s future.”