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PRESS RELEASE: Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information, contact ICON Executive Director Destry Brown, 308-458-2244,
or ICON president David Wright, 402-929-0339, or Communications Director Linda Wuebben, 402-357-3778.

Fifth Annual ICON Convention Announced

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) have scheduled their Fifth Annual Convention on Saturday, Oct. 23, in North Platte, at the Quality Inn & Suites/Sandhills Convention Center. This year’s theme will be “Stewards of The Next Generation”.

With this letter, ICON extends an invitation to you to attend and spend a day with fellow ranchers and farmers as we talk about the future of agriculture and livestock production in Nebraska. The registration table opens at 8:00 a.m. and all convention activities will take place in the Convention Center including the noon luncheon which is included in the convention registration fee. The evening banquet will also be held at the Convention but there will be an additional fee for the prime rib meal.

The morning session includes a Nebraska State Senators' Panel. State Senators expected to attend are M.L. ‘Cap’ Dierks, Tom Hansen, LeRoy Louden, Mark Christensen, Ken Schilz and Abbie Cornett. The afternoon session will include a presentation from UNL Extension Educator Scott Cotton, Mike Cllicrate, speaking for R-CALF USA and the Organization of Competitive Markets and a representative of the US Cattlemen’s Association. A business meeting for all members who have paid their dues will precede a social hour and the evening banquet. In order to have a vote during the business meeting, ICON members must own cattle. The keynote speaker at this year’s banquet will be Linda Grosskopf. She is the editor of the Western Ag Reporter and author of several ranching related books.

Registration fees for this year’s ICON convention will be $50. If the 2011 yearly ICON dues of $50 are included with the registration, a discount of $10 can be taken off the convention fee. Additional guests accompanying a paid convention registration can register for $20. Evening banquet fees are extra for all registrations. Registrations for overnight accommodations can be made by calling the Convention Center at 1-800-760-3333 or 1-308-532-9090.

A silent auction will be conducted during the daylong event as an additional fundraiser for ICON and the Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship.

It’s that time of year when ICON and its members want to talk about the future of cattlemen in Nebraska. The ICON Directors invite you to come and join the discussion.

For more information, contact Destry Brown, Executive Director of ICON at 308-458-2244 or Linda Wuebben, ICON Communications Director, 402-357-3778, email ICON at or check out our website,

Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska
"Solid as a windmill. Always working for the independent producer."



Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska
"Solid as a windmill. Always working for the independent producer."