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National CattleWomen Region Meeting Coming to Iowa
Iowa Ag Connection - 05/16/2019

The Region 3 and 7 American National CattleWomen (ANCW) Meeting will be held June 13 -- 15, 2019 near the Amana Colonies in Iowa. The meeting will be held at the Die Heimat Country Inn B&B in Homestead. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13.

The group will kick off the event by touring the Amana Colonies Beef Farm. The tour will begin at 4 p.m. Following the tour, supper will be grilled by the Iowa County Cattlemen's. Rochelle Gilman, Director of Nutrition and Health Promotions, IBC , will teach us which wines pair best with beef.

Friday will be a day full of meetings. June Hershberger, Die Heimat Country Inn B&B Innkeeper, will provide a history of the Amana Colonies. Starting at 9:30 a.m., Kylie Peterson, Director of Marketing, Iowa Beef Industry Council, will speak about Social Media and Millennials. Afterwards, Chris Freland, Executive Director, Iowa Beef Industry Council, will provide an update about the Beef Check -- Off. After lunch, Justin Schaben, Region Executive Officer, Livestock Marketing Association, will speak about marketing cattle and the day to day operations of a livestock barn.

On Friday afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Amana Colonies. Dinner will be at the Ox Yoke. Attendees are then on their own for the evening. To learn about the history of the Amana Colonies and what to explore, visit http://www.amanacolonies.com/.

Saturday includes time for networking and region meetings. Evelyn Greene, ANCW President Elect, will speak about ANCW and their programs. The meeting will conclude at 11:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to enjoy lunch on their way home or take more time to explore the area.

To make a room reservation, contact Die Heimat Country Inn at 319-622-3937. Rooms will be released on April 12, 2019. Additional lodging nearby is Rawson's Bed and Breakfast Inn at 319-660-0390, Zuber's Homestead Hotel at 319-622-3911 and Amana Colonies Guest House Motel at 319-622-3599. Early bird registration is $100 and due by May 17, 2019. After May 17th, registration is $125. The registration form is available at https://ancw.org/region-meetings/. You may also contact Region III Director Kasey Wallace at 573-881-8412 or Kasey_wallace@yahoo.com.

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