ILLINOIS CATTLE INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Tuesday. June 11, 2019 | Elanco, Clinton, IN; Tuscan Hills Winery, Effingham, IL
Optional Tour- RSVP to the IBA Office- 217-787-4280
12:30 p.m. (Indiana Eastern Time) Lunch at the Beef House- 11:30a.m. (Central Time)
Provided by Elanco- Convington, IN
2:00 p.m. (Indiana Eastern Time) Tour at Elanco- 1:00p.m. (Central Time)
Here is your chance to see how a very popular product, Rumensin, is made. Experience the process from start to finish at Elanco's Laboratories in Clinton, IN. No shorts or open toed shoes for the tour.
Elanco Clinton Laboratories South St. Rd. 63 Clinton, IN 47842- 765-832-4473
6:00 p.m. Presidential Reception Dinner- Tuscan Hills Winery Effingham, IL
Come out and celebrate our IBA President Joni Bucher for her time served as the IBA Board as president for the past two years. We will also be celebrating all of our past presidents.
Tuscan Hills Winery, 2200 Historic Hills Drive, Effingham, IL 62401; Transportation is provided to and from the Winery. Shuttles will be running back and forth from the Thelma Keller Convention Center.
IBA SUMMER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Thelma Keller Convention Center | Effingham
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9:30 a.m. - Political Climate Change and the Beef Business
10:30 a.m. - Opportunities for Illinois Agricutlure and the Livestock Industry
Discussion: John Sullivan, Director of Illinois Department
of Agriculture; Mitch Schaben and Rich Clemmons, IL Beef Lobbyists
10:30-11:30 a.m. - District 2, 6 & 7 Caucus Meeting
12:15 p.m. – Lunch & IBA Annual Meeting
2:00 p.m. – Cattlemen’s College Innovation Workshops
· Meeting Consumer Demands related to Sustainability
Shawn Darcy, Director of Market REsearch at NCBA
· Expanding your Operation
Panel Discussion; Nic Anderson, Moderator
3:00 p.m. – Cattlemen’s College Innovation Workshops
· Traceability, Blockchain and Technology on the Farm
Dr. Isaac Olvera, Commodities & Data Analyst
As technologies continue to evolve, consumers are demanding more from their food than ever before. With the click of a button or the swipe of a finger, new age consumers want to know the who, what, where and how their food was raised. Trust, transparency, and food safety are becoming more than just buzzwords, and technology is reshaping beef production, from ranch to rail.
· Cutting Demo: Fresh and Further Processing
Brandon Klehm, Meat Science Instructor & Meat Judging Coach at U of I; Representative from Illinois Meat Processors Association
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Party
6:00 p.m. – Awards Dinner
We will celebrate another successful year for the beef industry in Illinois during the Awards Dinner. Attendees help recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of IBA’s Farm Family, Seedstock Breeder, Commercial Producer, and Outstanding Junior of the Year while enjoying a delicious prime rib dinner.
8:00 p.m. – Social
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Tours | Effingham-Area
8:00 a.m.- Depart from Thelma Keller Convention Center
8:30 a.m.- South Central FS Feed Mill- Watson, IL
10:00 a.m.-Diamond A Farms- Altamont, IL
Diamond A Farms is a Purebred Simmental Cattle and Grain Farming operation located 5.5 miles southeast of Altamont. The Diamond A Farms partnership formed in the early 1990s by Wendell, Lloyd and their father, Victor. Today, the partnership includes their sons, Tyler and Justin and his family. The Alwardt’s have been raising crops and livestock for more than 100 years.
11:00 a.m. - Lunch @ Diamond A Farms
12:45 p.m. - Larry and Blake Durbin- Shelbyville, IL
Larry Durbin and his son Blake Durbin work together on their grain and beef operation located in Shelbyville, IL. In 2013, the Durbin’s decided to expand their operation. They decided on a monoslope building design to keep cattle comfortable under a roof and increase feed efficiency. Since building, Larry agrees that raising cattle is a lot easier for them and more comfortable for the cattle.