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 12th annual Driftless Region Beef Conference at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa on January 25 and 26, 2024. 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.

Informative program

conference classroom

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

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

Enjoy your stay

Grand River Center

Enjoy your stay at the Grand Harbor Resort, connected to the Grand River Conference Center. Attractions include a waterpark, dining, and nearby Diamond Jo casino. Reservation deadline is January 8 for the conference rate.

BQA Training

Beef Quality Assurance

BQA works to protect consumer confidence in our beef supply and to return profits to producers. All who have the opportunity to influence the quality and handling of cattle are encouraged to become certified at this post-conference training session.

Get registered

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Register before midnight, January 12, 2024 to receive the early registration discount.

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Keynote Sponsors and Exhibitors


Break Sponsors and Exhibitors

1880 Ag Crop & Livestock Insurance
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Albert Lea Seed

Byron Seeds
Diamond V
Equity Cooperative Livestock
Iowa Beef Industry Council
Iowa Cattlemen's Association

Iowa Corn
North Central SARE
Schaefer Beef Consulting LLC
Risk Management Agency - USDA
Tuff Built

Westway Feeds
Wisconsin Beef Improvement Association

The Driftless Region Beef Conference is presented by

University of Illinois

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

University of Wisconsin Extension