ICOW 8th annual convention to be in Casper, Wyo.
ICOW (Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming) will be holding their 8th annual convention on November 7 & 8, 2014 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Casper, Wyoming. The theme of the two-day event is “Ranchers Standing for States Rights and Against Federal Over-reach” and will include workshops on policy by member committees, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor, and Management Strategies During a Period of Record High Prices.
Kicking off the convention, Dallas Mount, sought after speaker for the University of Wyoming Extension, will be speaking on Management Strategies During a Period of Record High Prices, Friday, November 7th at 1:00 P.M.
Tracy Hunt, a rancher from Newcastle, will be sharing his insights and views of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef which appears to be a huge effort to control the beef industry in the same way as the chicken and pork industry.
Krayton Kerns DVM and Montana Representative of House District 58 will illustrate the Progressive Agenda and the loss of Our Freedoms through excellent stories.
Bill Bullard, CEO, of R-CALF USA will fill us in on the cattle markets, the latest with the Beef Checkoff, COOL and other pertinent market, and trade agreements.
Bill Bensel, Ag Staff for Powder River Basin Resource Council, will report on Wyoming ag and livestock issues.
Friday evening will feature the ICOW Banquet, and Silent Auction.
Members’ annual business meeting will be Saturday, November 8, from 8:00 A.M. to Noon with Committee Chair Reports, policy resolutions, and director nominations. It is open to all ICOW voting members. ICOW operates as a member driven organization with policy direction controlled by the membership.
The public, as well as members of ICOW, are invited to listen to the speaker and enjoy the facilities in Casper, Wyoming. Participants and guests may register at the door.
ICOW is the John Wayne among cattlemen—strong, no-nonsense, common sense, and straight forward. It is a powerful organization that provides a check and balance for Wyoming producers when other organizations get heavy at the top and forget their members.