Conference Venue

Come for the conference, stay for the fun!

grand river center

The 2022 Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Situated along the magnificent Mississippi River, adjacent to deluxe lodging, gaming and entertainment venues and within walking distance of historic downtown Dubuque, the Grand River Center features a diverse, intimate atmosphere where you will enjoy dedicated service and the finest cuisine.


Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

A block of rooms at the special conference rate of $89/night (plus state and local taxes) is available at the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark. Located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation in Tony Roma's Restaurant & Lounge, or slide into a whole new world of water fun in the 25,000 square feet indoor waterpark.

For reservations please call the hotel at (563) 690-4000 and mention you are with the Beef Conference. The block of rooms will be held at the special rate until Monday, January 10, 2022.


The Driftless Region Beef Conference is a cooperative effort of the Extension services of University of Illinois, Iowa State Universtiy, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin.

The Driftless Region Beef Conference is presented by

University of Illinois

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

University of Wisconsin Extension