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

On January 26 and 27, 2017, Extension specialists in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are again cooperating to present the 5th 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.

Registration for the 2017 conference is now open!

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 Agri-King Agridyne LLC - Mix 30
Animat Inc. BioZyme Inc. Greenfield Contractors
Mark Seed Merial
Multimin USA, Inc
National Ag Statistics Service-USDA
Neptune Enterprises
North Central SARE
Producers Livestock Marketing Assn.
Phileo-Lesaffre Animal Care
Theisen's Farm-Home-Auto
Wisconsin Beef Improvement
Supporter - under $500

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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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