13th Annual CICA Convention to be held July 20 & 21, 2018

Our annual convention is hosted in rural locations throughout Colorado to promote relationships among members in all of our districts while boosting the economies of rural communities. Last summer our 12th annual convention was held in northeastern Colorado on July 14 and 15.

Members of the Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association gathered for the first day of their annual convention on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Livestock Exchange in Brush, Colorado. The afternoon was devoted to an educational presentation by Dr. Tom Noffsinger DVM, nationally recognized cattle-handling expert from Benkelman, Nebraska.

On Saturday, the CattleGrowers met at the Country Steak Out located in Fort Morgan. President Lorene Bonds, a fourth-generation rancher from the Durango area, opened the convention with a welcome to all in attendance. The morning was devoted to committee breakouts by policy area followed by a discussion of resolutions and a business meeting. After the noon luncheon, Dr. Dennis Hermesch, a veterinarian with Phibro Animas Health, addressed animal health issues. He is known for his expertise in herd health and vaccine protocols.

The keynote address was delivered by KrisAnne Hall, a former assistant state attorney from Florida and nationally known speaker, educator, and author, who provided those in attendance a valuable history lesson about our Constitution and other founding documents and how they relate to current issues.

And last but not least, Bill Bullard, the CEO of R-CALF USA, the national affiliate of CICA, reported on the issues facing cattle producers from a national perspective.

Next annual convention—July 2018. Date and place to be determined. Stay tuned!