Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming convention is Nov. 12-13 |

Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming convention is Nov. 12-13

Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW) will be holding their fourth annual convention Nov. 12-13, 2010, at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Casper, WY. This year’s expanded two-day event will include workshops on the Constitution and property rights of interest to cattle producers and citizens alike.

Author Earl Taylor, who wrote the workbook accompanying the “The 5000 Year Leap” by Cleon Skousen, will be talking on Friday starting at 1 p.m. on the true meaning of the U.S Constitution as a document by and for the people.

Maxine Korman, a renowned expert in property rights and property takings, will be speaking Saturday at 9 a.m. With the wolves, grizzly bears, grazing allotments issues, eminent domain, and a host of issues facing Wyoming ranchers, this will indeed be informative and helpful to members and guests attending the meeting.

Bill Bullard, R-CALF USA CEO, will be speaking on Saturday to report the latest happenings on the national front with the GIPSA competition rules, trade agreements, animal disease and livestock marketing. ICOW is affiliated with R-CALF.

Bill Bensel, Agriculture Staff for Powder River Basin Resource Council, will speak on current livestock, agriculture and energy development issues, which are of shared interest to ICOW members.

ICOW operates as a member driven organization with policy direction controlled by the membership. The ICOW business meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, and is open to all current ICOW members. The final event for the evening is the ICOW banquet and will feature a cowboy silent auction fundraiser and cowboy poet, Terry Henderson.

ICOW members as well as non-members, livestock producers and citizens are strongly urged to attend this critically informative meeting to strategize and learn solutions to the many issues confronting ranchers today. Wyoming County Commissioners will be the special ICOW guests at this years gathering.

Registration may be sent to ICOW, 116 D Road, Moorcroft, WY 82721; or faxed to 307-756-3617, phoned to 307-756-3249, or register at the door. Workshops and seating is limited.