September 25, 2008
Convention Announcement from the ICON Board of Directors
INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350 Phone: 308-282-2826
NE The Board of Directors of the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska would
like to personally invite you to our 3rd annual convention in Valentine, NE. on
Saturday, November 1st, 2008. This years convention will be held in honor of Jim
Hanna whom passed away earlier this year. The days activities will be held at
the Valentine High School and we are very fortunate to have a super list of speakers
on many of the topics and issues challenging our cattle industry today.
days agenda will start with registration from 8:15 - 9:00 A.M., central time.
Government Relations will start at 9:00 A.M. sharp, with a 2 hour panel discussion
with State Senators, Cap Dierks, Deb Fisher, Annette Dubas, Mark Christensen and
Leroy Louden with Jim Pappas moderating.
At 11:15 A.M., the Animal Health
and ID committee will have speakers Max Thornsberry, President of R-CALF USA and
Kenny Fox, R-CALF Animal ID Chairman.
At 12:15 P.M. we will have an hour
lunch break with the Nollette's from Nenzel,NE. serving roast beef sandwiches.
Also at this time we will have Jess Petersen, Director of Government Relations
for United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) update us on current Cattlemen
issues taking place in Washington, D.C.
From 1:15 - 2:45 P.M., John Hansen,
President of Nebraska Farmers Union, and Graham Christensen, Public Affairs Director
for NFU, will speak on carbon credits and wind energy.
From 3:00 - 3:30
P.M., Jess Petersen, USCA, will update and inform on latest happenings with check-off
reform bill introduced by Senator John Tester, MT. on Sept. 30th, 2008. This bill
was crafted by Jim Hanna.
3:30 - 4:00 P.M. Ann Marie from Nebraska Beef
Council will speak on Beef-checkoff.
4:00 - 4:45 P.M. Property Rights
with speakers Tanya Storer and Cherry Vinton.
5:00 - 6:00 P.M. Business
6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Happy Hour at the Cedar Canyon.
- 9:00 P.M. Banquet. 12 oz. prime rib dinner. Jim Hanna Memorial. Silent Auction.
Derry Brownfield from the Brownfield Network, featured speaker.
- 1:00 A.M. Convention entertainment. Bree DeNayer and the Haywaddies.
There will be a silent auction throughout the day. Mark this date on your calendar
and register by October 20th for $50.00 or $40.00 per person for convention if
include 2009 dues of $50.00. Cost to attend banquet is an additional $20.00 per
There will be a block of rooms reserved at the Comfort Inn in
Valentine. Call 1-800-478-3307 to make reservations.
For more information
about Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska and our 2008 convention, call 402-967-3464.
So get those chores done early, or the day before, and treat yourself and
your spouse to a fun filled, informational, entertaining day and evening in Nebraska's
for printable agenda and registration form.