2014 IBA Summer Conference

June 18-20 - Quad Cities - Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino

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2013 IBA Summer Conference Recap

Illinois beef enthusiasts gathered in southern Illinois at Rend Lake Resort, June 24-26, 2013, to discuss industry issues, attend educational workshops and visit with others from across the state. More than 100 cattlemen and women attended the event.

During the conference, the Illinois Beef Association (IBA) held its annual meeting. At the annual meeting, the membership recognized the retiring and present board members. Also, during the meeting Alan Adams of Sandwich, Ill., was approved to serve as president and Mike Martz of Waterman, Ill., to serve as the vice president for the coming year. The IBA then held elections for the Checkoff Directors positions. The following IBA Checkoff Directors will all commence three year terms starting this year: District 1 Joe Meyers, Forreston, Ill.; District 2 Al Lyman, Cambridge, Ill.; District 3 Kent Wesson, Leland, Ill.; District 4 Kent Lock, Avon, Ill.; District 5 Susan Head, Blue Mound, Ill.; District 6 Paul Walker, Danvers, Ill.; and District 7 Lee Lewis, Rinard, Ill.

The Policy Division elected Randy Faber of Sublette, Ill., to serve as the new District 2 Policy Director and Larry Martin of Clinton, Ill., to serve as the District 6 Policy Director. The membership then discussed, voted, and passed a bylaws amendment that would rename the “Dues” division of the IBA to the “Policy” division of the IBA.

Affiliate Award Winners

Top Individual IBA Membership Recruiter - Dale Pfundstein 
Pictured L to R: IBA President Alan Adams and Dale Pfundstein
Largest Total Affiliate Membership - Heartland Beef Alliance
Pictured L to R: Larry and Cindy Martin, Sara and Michael Prescott,
                                and IBA President Alan Adams 
Largest Percentage Increase in Affiliate Membership -
JoDaviess County Beef Association


Beef Industry Award Winners

 IBA Farm Family of the Year - McClelland Family of Bowen, IL
Pictured L to R: IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, Valerie Peterson, 
                                Bailey McClelland, Kati McClelland, Shelby Peterson,
                                and Mike McClelland
IBA Commercial Breeder of the Year - Bill Bass of Cobden, IL 
Pictured L to R: IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Bill and Becky Bass
IBA Environmental Steward of the Year - Ted Krauskopf of Highland, IL
Pictured L to R: IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Ted and Linda Krauskopf 
IBA Seedstock Breeder of the Year - Lowderman Cattle Co. of Macomb, IL 
Pictured L to R: IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Cody and Abby Lowderman


The conference also featured opportunities for cattle producers to learn about new trends and the latest technologies during the Zoetis Cattlemen’s College and attend beef industry tours at Dale Beasley & Sons Feedyard, Creal Springs, Ill., Dixon Springs Ag Center, Simpson, Ill., and Slykhuis Farms, Raleigh, Ill.


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