AMES, Iowa — Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association hosted six policy committee meetings on Zoom. We were able to reach over 300 producers throughout December and January. Attendees discussed, debated, and voted on expiring and new policies and directives.
The last step in the execution of the policy development process is ratification during the Annual Meeting on January 26 at 12:00 p.m. During the Annual Meeting, members will have the opportunity to vote on policies recommended by their respective committees. Voting will take place using the polling feature on Zoom. Members joining by phone will be asked to speak if opposed.
“The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is proud to be a member-driven, grassroots organization. The policy development process provides opportunities for members to influence the work we do each and every day,” said Cora Fox, Director of Government Relations. “While different from years past, we found that multiple virtual meetings provided additional time to better resource our members on important issues.”
Over the past seven weeks, members committed many hours to thoughtful and thorough policy discussion focused on topics such as: negotiated cash trade, standards for delivery, and farm programs–just to name a few. Their dedicated efforts will continue to support Iowa’s beef business for years to come.
The Annual Meeting will conclude formal policy development. You must be a current producer member to participate. Registration is required, but there is no cost.
To register for the ICA Annual Meeting, visit: www.iacattlemen.org.
–Iowa Cattlemen’s Association