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Indiana Beef Cattle Association Announces Annual Area Meetings

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The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA), in cooperation with Purdue University and Purdue Extension, has set the dates and locations for its 10 Area Beef meetings. These meetings are open to all beef producers and will dot the Indiana landscape from mid-December 2018 to mid-January 2019. The meetings will feature great food, valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. IBCA will provide updates on state and national beef topics while Purdue will share presentations on a variety of
subjects related to beef production.

“We are excited about this year’s area meetings and hearing from our members about their current status and their outlook for future opportunities within the beef industry,”
said Joe Moore, IBCA’s Executive Vice President. “We look forward to learning about their issues at the grassroots level.”

Area 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm; South East Purdue Ag Center (SEPAC), Butlerville. RSVP to Jennings County Extension office at 812-352-3033 by 12/3/18. The counties in this AREA are: Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland. Current IBCA Director: Fred Glover

*An IBCA Area Director will be elected at this meeting. All beef producers are eligible to vote in the elections as the Director will represent their respective area on the IBCA Board of Directors which oversees the IBCA membership programs and the utilization of the national beef checkoff funds.

Area 2: Saturday, December 15th, 2018 – 12:00 p.m; Spring Mill Inn, Mitchell, IN. RSVP to Ophelia Davis at the Lawrence County Extension Office at 812-275-4623 by 12/2/2018.The counties in this AREA are: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Scott and Washington.

Current IBCA Director: Alan Armstrong

Area 3: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m CT; Red Wagon Restaurant, Poseyville, IN. RSVP to the Gibson County Extension office at 812-385-3491 by 1/3/18. The counties in this AREA are: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.

Current IBCA Director: Mick Douglas

Area 5: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – 6:30 p.m; 4-H Building, Owen County Fairgrounds, Spencer, IN. RSVP to Owen County Extension office at 812-829-5020 by 12/8/18. The counties in this AREA are: Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.

Current IBCA Director: Jeff Sherfield

*An IBCA Area Director will be elected at this meeting. All beef producers are eligible to vote in the elections as the Director will represent their respective area on the IBCA Board of Directors which oversees the IBCA membership programs and the utilization of the national beef checkoff funds.

Area 6: Wednesday, January 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m; Scott Hall, Johnson Co. Fairgrounds, Franklin. RSVP to Johnson Co. Extension at (317) 736-3724 by 1/8/19. The counties in this AREA are: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.

Current IBCA Director: Doug Abney

Area 7: Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 6:30 p.m; Willie & Red’s Restaurant. Hagerstown, IN. RSVP to Jill Dorff at the Madison Co. Extension Office at 765-641-9514 by 12/4/18. The counties in this AREA are: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne.

Current IBCA Director: Cody Sankey

*An IBCA Area Director will be elected at this meeting. All beef producers are eligible to vote in the elections as the Director will represent their respective area on the IBCA Board of Directors which oversees the IBCA membership programs and the utilization of the national beef checkoff funds.

Area 8: Thursday, January 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.; Cass County Fairgrounds, Logansport, IN. RSVP to the Cass County Extension office at 574-753-7750 by 1/2/18. The counties in this AREA are: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash.

Current IBCA Director: Ronnie Manning

Area 9: Monday, December 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m.; McGraw’s Steakhouse, West Lafayette (2707 S. River Road). RSVP to Courtney Stierwalt at the Fountain County Extension office at 765-793-2297 by 12/4/17. The counties in this AREA are: Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White.

Current IBCA Director: David Duncan

Area 10: Wednesday January 9, 2019 –6:00 p.m. Central Time/ 7:00 Eastern Time; Christo’s Banquet Center, Plymouth, IN. RSVP to Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 by 1/2/19. The counties in this AREA are: Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph and Starke.

Current IBCA Director: Bob Dragani

Area 11: Thursday, January 3, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.; Whitley Co. Ag Museum, Columbia City, IN. RSVP to the Whitley County Extension office at 260-244-7615 by 12/29/2018. The counties in this AREA are: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley.

Current IBCA Director: Kelley Sheiss