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Outlook, elections part of upcoming ICA meetings

AMES — 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. There will be programs to talk about local concerns and discuss issues that may be ICA priorities for the 2014 legislative session.

Southeast Regional Meeting will be located at Nelson Pioneer History Farm in Oskaloosa on Wednesday, Aug. 28. 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.

Counties in the Southeast region include: Appanoose, Cedar, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne.