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August 2021

20August
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame Application Due

Hall of Fame applications are due in the IIC office by end of day on Friday, August 20, 2021. Application period has closed.

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November 2021

05November
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

2021 Legislative Committee Meeting

Annual meeting of IIC legislative committe to reveiw current and proposed policy resolutions for the upcoming legislative session.  All new resolutions must be presented to the legislative committee prior to vote at annual meeting on November 23, 2021.

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23November
Scheman Bldg, Iowa State Center, Ames IA, 1805 Centre Drive
Ames, IA 50010 United States

2021 IIC Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the members of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.  We will review and vote on our legislative resolutions for the upcoming year, we will celebrate the cooperative leaders at our Hall of Fame ceremony and we will hear from Keynote speaker ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard on leadership during crisis.  We have also planned the following break out sessions: 1) Transportation Liability Panel with ISU's Dr. Bobby Martens and Coreen Sweeney with Nyemaster Goode 2) What the Census tells us about Iowa and its Impact on Legislative Districts, Drake University Professor of Political Science Dr. Dennis Goldford 3) Update on African Swine Fever with IDAL's State Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand and Deputy Secretary Julie Kenney  and 4) Economic Outlook with ISU's Dr. Lee Schulz and Dr. Chad Hart. Registration materials have been sent to members. Click here for registration packet. 2021 Annual Meeting Agenda  

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December 2021

02December
Sheraton WDM, 1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 United States
23December

January 2022

11January
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtow, 101 E Locust St
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 United States
12January
Virtual Event,

Peter Zeihan on Supply Chain

The cooperative councils of South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa present Peter Zeihan's insights on the supply chain issues of today.  Join us for a virtual presentation on January 12th from 10-noon.   Click here, for additional information and online registration link. Click here for registration form.

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25January
Kings Pointe Resort, Storm Lake, IA

2022 DCP Phase IV Manager Communication and Evaluation

DCP is an overview of critical roles, responsibilities and skill requirements needed to become an effective, contributing board member. The phase IV focuses on how the board of directors communicates with management, including CEO's annual review.  This session also includes an evening session with industry experts leading a discussion on management compensation. Click here for informational letter, agenda, and registration form.  

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26January
Kings Pointe Resort, Storm Lake, IA

2022 DCP Phase III – Comprehension of Financial Statements

DCP is an overview of the critical roles, responsibilities and skill requirements needed to become an effective, contributing board member.  It is especially valuable to newly elected directors or associate board members, although all directors benefit from the information. Phase III - An in depth look at understanding and analyzing financial statements and the directors' role in financial planning. Understanding Cooperative Financial Statements Analytical tools for Cooperative Financial Statements Directors' role in Financial Planning DCP Informational Letter, Agenda, and Registration Information.

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27January
Holiday Inn & Suites Cedar Falls-Waterloo, 7400 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls,, IA 50613 United States

2022 DCP – Phase I History of Co-ops, Board Legal Responsibilities

DCP is an overview of the critical roles, responsibilities and skill requirements needed to become an effective, contributing board member.  It is especially valuable to newly elected directors or associate board members, although all directors benefit from the information. Phase I - This phase begins with an overview of co-op purposes and practices and the cooperative business structure. Cooperative organizational structure Historical perspective of cooperatives Overview of Iowa Cooperative Code Legal Responsibilities of Cooperative Directors DCP Informational Letter, Agenda and Registration Information

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28January
Holiday Inn & Suites Cedar Falls-Waterloo, 7400 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls,, IA 50613 United States

2022 DCP Phase II Board Strategic Planning

DCP is an overview of the critical roles, responsibilities and skill requirements needed to become an effective, contributing board member.  It is especially valuable to newly elected directors or associate board members, although all directors benefit from the information. Phase II The Board Management Team Establishing a Direction for Your Cooperative Director’s Role in Corporate Planning Constructively Handling Opportunities and Problems – Situational Analysis DCP Informational letter, agenda and registration information.

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February 2022

15February
The Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Dr
Ankeny, IA 50021 United States

2022 Board President’s Conference

Join us on February 15th for our Board Presidents' Conference.  Our morning speakers include: Chuck Conner, CEO of NCFC with an update on events in Washington DC Mary Funk, attorney with Nyemaster Goode PC, on labor unions Dr. Chad Hart, ISU extension economics professor, on Renewable Diesel The afternoon session is the always popular Presidents open forum. Click here for letter, agenda and registration information.

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16February
Omaha Hilton, 1001 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
16February
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
$200
22February
The Collaboration Place at ISU Research Center, 1805 Collaboration Place Suite 1250
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

2022 Grain Accounting Workshop

This workshop is designed for those accounting/bookkeeping or commercial staff new to the cooperative, those who you would like to get a better understanding of grain accounting practices, and those looking for a refresher. The agenda includes: Meriwether Wilson Mark to market accounting Preparing for your annual audit Inventory procedures IDALS, Grain Warehouse Bureau Preparing for your annual exam Credit sales contracts Iowa grain warehouse laws IDALS, Grain Warehouse Bureau Basis Basis Spread Futures reports Click here for letter, agenda and registration form.

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March 2022

03March
FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States

2022 Ag Credit Outlook

Please join us for our annual Ag Credit Outlook meeting with NACM, Heartland Affiliate. This year's agenda includes: NACM Credit Review Iowa Legislative Update Risk Management in Grain Contracting Grain Economic Outlook Click here for additional information, full agenda, and registration information.

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17March
JW Marriott Mall of America, 2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States

May 2022

18May
Online Event,

Migrant Worker Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, May 18 for a webinar with USA Farm Labor, Inc., an agency that has specialized in migrant workforce for twenty years. Their agency currently provides custom applicators and is exploring CDL trucking opportunities. We have asked the CEO Manuel Fick to provide: A broad overview of the H2A visa program Discuss other programs of interest How USA Farm Labor, Inc can help your cooperative Click here for additional information and registration link.  

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24May
FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States

2022 Co-op Intern Day

The goal of the day is to: Familiarize your interns with what a cooperative is Discuss why cooperatives matter Discuss what makes cooperatives different from other business structures Discuss why they should consider a cooperative as a career path Click here for full agenda and registration information.

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25May
Online Event,

CoBank Market Update & Risk Mangement Webinar

Volatile markets, and increasing interest rates, are causing plenty of Cooperatives to re-evaluate their risk management, and the options available to minimize financial risk. A good time for a Market Update and overview of products offered by the Derivatives team at CoBank Click here for additional information.

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