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

On February 4 and 5, 2016, Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are again cooperating to present the 4th annual Driftless Region Beef Conference at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Each year this conference brings together beef producers for an educational program that focuses on the needs of this production region. Last year over 20 sponsors provided displays and were available to discuss the services they provide.

  • Attend breakout sessions and select from a menu of dfferent workshops to find topics for your operation.
  • Visit sponsor exhibits and learn about the products and services they offer.
  • Visit with fellow beef producers from the region.

Sponsor displays

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 Genex Cooperative Theisen's Home Farm Auto
Agri-King Mix 30 USDA National Ag Statistics Service
Animat Inc.
Vita Plus
Atten Babler Commodities Multimin USA, Inc Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association
Diamond V
Summit Livestock Facilities Zoetis
Friend of the conference - under $500
Big Gain DeKalb Feeds Prairie Creek Seed

Support provided by

Supported by a grant from the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.

SARE’s mission is to advance – to the whole of American agriculture – innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. To learn more about SARE programs in the North Central region visit



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