FROM: INDEPENDENT CATTLEMEN OF NEBRASKA, Box 241, Hyannis, NE 69350
Media Contact: Terry Rothwell, firstname.lastname@example.org ; 308-458-2758
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 18, 2007
ICON To Hold 2nd Annual Convention
The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) will be holding their 2nd
annual Convention and membership meeting on Jun 8 - 9 in North Platte,
The Sandhill's Convention
Center, Quality Inn & Suites, is the site chosen for the event.
start at noon on Friday with registration and opening session followed
by committee meetings from 1:00 until 4:30 (all times central). Speakers
will address issues on property rights, land acquisition, animal identification,
marketing issues, Checkoff survey and reform, education, Class 1's and
tax relief legislation.
The Paragon Foundation
will be represented, as well as Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE)
with Pam Potthoff, Trenton.
Senator Cap Dierks,
Ewing and Jim Hanna, Brownlee will be speaking on Class 1's, Agriculture
legislation and Checkoff reform.
R-CALF USA past
Region III director, Herman Shumacher and present director, Johnny Smith,
Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, will be present to speak during the day's
General Session, prior to social hour and the Banquet.
David Domina, Domina
Law, Omaha, is returning by request, as the Guest speaker following
the banquet. Domina was the lead attorney in the historic Pickett vs.
IBP/Tyson lawsuit and continues to practice Trial Law across the country.
The evenings entertainment
will be provided by Coyotee Moon, an old time country band that has
performed in Branson, Missouri and favors greats such as Patsy Cline,
Marty Robbins and Gene Autry.
Saturday, June 9th,
the registration desk will be open from 7:30 until noon. There will
be two General Sessions in the morning, 8:00 and 10:00, with lunch winding
up the convention.
Austrailian Beef Association, will be sharing his country's experience
with a national animal identification system.
Dr. Bob Taylor,
Auburn University, also will be presenting information on Livestock
Competition and Economics, as defined by the Packers & Stockyards
Act of 1921.
Special guests attending
the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska Convention and Membership meeting
and speaking on issues in Washington D.C. and Lincoln are John Berge
for Senator Ben Nelson, Mary Crawford representing Congressman Adrian
Smith and State Senators Cap Dierks, Tom Hanson, Leroy Louden and Mark
The Annual Business
Meeting of the group will begin at 1:30 and conclude upon the completion
of business. The Agenda for the meeting can be obtained by calling the
office of the organization.
are, $45 members and $50 non-members until June 1st at which time the
cost will increase by an additional $5, for the 2 day event. Friday's
banquet tickets will cost $20 each for a sit down Prime Rib dinner served
at 7:00 p.m. CT.
For further information
or assistance call:
Mary Mulligan at 402-967-3464
Terry Rothwell at