Beef bash

May 7-8, 2022

Ames, Iowa

Register here

Beef Bash is a two-day conference that builds stronger leaders, creates relationships with other cattle enthusiasts, while preparing youth to be agvocates for the beef industry. Materials covered in Beef Bash target high school age students, grades 9 through 12. Our intent is to host the conference in a different region of the state each spring to highlight various operations and businesses unique to the area. The program is limited to 30 kids.  

Saturday, May 7

Educational presentations:

  • Selecting breeding animals
  • Ultrasound demonstration

Industry tours include: 

  • Iowa State University Beef Teaching Farm
  • Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
  • Dave Petty's cow-calf operation 
  • Nichols Cryo Genetics

Sunday, may 8

Educational presentations/workshops:

  • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) sessions
  • Marketing strategies
  • Leadership building 
  • Career discussions

Keep an eye on the Iowa Cattlemen's Association Facebook page for conference updates, as we continue to build out the weekend's agenda!


Registration forms must be turned in by Monday, April 25, and can be sent to Mary Greiman at [email protected] or the Iowa Cattle Industry Headquarters at 2055 Ironwood Ct, Ames, Iowa 50014. Please make checks payable to the Iowa Cattlemen's Foundation.