January 22 - 23, 2015
Cooperative Extension in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin team up each year to offer the annual Driftless Region Beef Conference. The next conference will be held on January 22 - 23, 2015 at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
One view on sustainability in the beef industry will be presented by keynote speaker Jude Capper. Dr. Capper will share her research on beef’s environmental footprint. She’s a self-employed sustainability consultant and an adjunct professor of animal sciences at Washington State University, but is better known for her research on the environmental impact of beef production in the United States from 1977 to 2007.
If you’re looking for meat that is locally raised, look no further than Arnold’s Farm in Elizabeth Illinois. Tom and Jessica Arnold have been raising natural beef, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb for almost 30 years, and have been delivering to the Chicago area since 2001. Arnold will be sharing his experiences on marketing beef locally at the Driftless Region Beef Conference in Dubuque, Iowa on January 22 and 23, 2015.
The businesses and organizations listed below are proud to support beef producers in the Driftless Region. Their contributions help make this conference a success.
Visit the sponsor display area to interact with representatives about the many products and services available to beef producers in the driftless region.
|Keynote sponsors - $1,000|
|Break sponsor - $500|
|ABS Global, Inc||Mix 30||Summit Livestock Facilities
||Multimin USA, Inc
||USDA National Ag Statistics Service
|Bloomington Livestock Exchange||New Balance Commodities||Vita Plus
||People's State Bank||Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association
||Prairie Creek Seed
|Friend of the conference - under $500|
|Big Gain||Iowa Forage and Grassland Council||Lifeline - APC, Inc.|
|DeKalb Feeds||Jefferson Twp Locals, LLC|
Support provided by
Supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
Support provided by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.