2017 Board Presidents Conference


Board Officer Workshop

Thursday, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

IIC Scholarship Application Due

Friday, IIC Office

Meet the Candidate-Des Moines

Saturday, The Machine Shed

Meet the Candidate - Denison

Wednesday, Cronks


2017 Board Presidents Conference

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
2405 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, IA

Tuesday, February 21st

8:30 9:00 Registration, Coffee, Juice, and Rolls
9:00 Welcome and Introductions—Dave Holm
9:00 10:00 What’s happening in Washington?

—Devin Mogler, Legislative Advisor to Joni Ernst

10:00 11:15 Changing Public Perceptions of Agriculture

–Roxi Beck, Director of Center for Food Integrity

Click here for Roxi Beck’s Presentation

11:15 11:30 Break
11:30 12:30 Challenges and Lesson Learned

–Jere Null, Prestage Farms

12:30 1:30 Lunch with Iowa Co-op Managers Association Members

Sponsored by AGP

1:30 4:00 Open Forum

Dr. Keri Jacobs

Eric Eide


Dennis Gardiner

Dave Holm

Land O’Lakes Legislative Reception

6:00 6:30 Courtesy Bar
6:30 7:30 Dinner Hosted by Land O’ Lakes
6:30 7:30 Legislative Updates-Hosted by Land O’Lakes

  • Welcome-Dana Brooks
  • Mary Mosiman, Auditor of the State
  • Senator Dan Zumbach, District 48, Chair of Senate Ag Committee
  • Mike St. Clair- Legislative Update and Review for Tuesday morning Co-op Day at the Capitol


Devin Mogler, Legislative Advisor to Senator Joni Ernst

Roxi Beck, Director of Center for Food Integrity

Jere Null, COO Prestage Farms

Eric Eide, Eide Law Firm, Fort Dodge, IA

Dr. Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Dennis Gardiner, Gardiner Thomsen CPA, Des Moines, IA

Dana Brooks, Land O’Lakes, St. Paul, MN

Dave Holm & Mike St. Clair, Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, Ames 


2017 Co-op Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, IA


Wednesday, February 22nd

7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the State Capitol,  Rotunda

Hosted by Land O’Lakes and

Iowa Institute for Cooperatives

9:00 a.m. ??? Visiting with your legislators