Providing research-based beef production information to beef producers in the Driftless Region of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin are again cooperating to present the 7th annual Driftless Region Beef Conference at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa on January 24 and 25, 2019. This conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this production region. Select from 8 different workshop topics to develop a customized program. Visit with the many conference sponsors in the display area and learn about products and services they offer. Visit with fellow beef producers from the region. This is an informative and enjoyable event you won't want to miss.

Late program addition!

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training will be offered following the conclusion of the conference on Friday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There is no cost to attend the training. For more information on the session view the promotional flyer. Learn more about this important industry program.

Informative program

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From keynote presentations to breakout sessions where you choose the topics, this program has information producers can use.


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Listen and learn from leading university and industry experts selected from across the Midwest.

Trade show

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Visit with the conference sponsors in the trade show area and learn about products and services available to beef producers in the region.

Get registered

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Register before January 11, 2019 to receive the early registration discount.

Brought to you by

The Driftless Region Beef Conference is a cooperative effort of Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

University of Illinois
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
University of Wisconsin Extension

Supported by

North Central SARE

Supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE’s mission is to advance innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.


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