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August 2022

The River Center, 340 SW 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

Cybersecurity Summit

IIC has partnered with ACS for this one-day program that will cover the current landscape of cybersecurity, discuss a member's point of view and provide actionable advice on filling the skills gap and developing your incident response plan. This program be held in Des Moines at The River Center and will include breakfast, lunch buffet, and closing happy hour. Thank you to ACS for your sponsorship and partnership for this event. Thank you to our 53 cooperative professionals for your participation in this event.

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Linn County REC, 5695 REC Dr
Marion, IA 52302 United States

Meet the Candidate – Marion

Join us on August 24 in Marion to meet with legislative candidates from eastern Iowa. Thank you to Linn County REC for hosting this event.  

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The Pinicon, 2205 S Linn Ave
New Hampton, IA 50659 United States

Meet the Candidate – New Hampton

Join us on August 24 in New Hampton to meet with legislative candidates from northeast Iowa. Thank you to Farm Credit Services of America for your sponsorship of this event.

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Community First Credit Union, 1100 Hutchinson Ave
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Meet the Candidate – Ottumwa

Join us on August 25 in Ottumwa to meet with legislative candidates from southeast Iowa. Thank you to Community First Credit Union for hosting this event.    

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United Farmers Cooperative – Creston, 1405 East Howard
Creston, Iowa 50801

Meet the Candidate – Creston

Join us on August 26 in Creston to meet with legislative candidates from southwest Iowa. Thank you for United Farmers Cooperative for hosting this event.  

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Landus Cooperative, 220 SW 9th ST, Suite 300
Des Moines, Iowa

Meet the Candidate – Des Moines

Join us on August 29 in Des Moines to meet with legislative candidates from central Iowa. Thank you to Landus Cooperative for hosting this event. Click here to register for this meeting.

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November 2022

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

2022 Legislative Committee

IIC legislative committee meets the first Friday of November to review current and proposed legislative policy resolutions to present to full membership at the IIC annual meeting.  All new policy resolutions must go through the legislative committee. Please contact the IIC office if you have questions on the policy resolution process.

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

2022 IIC Annual Meeting

Please join us in Ames, IA for the 72nd Annual Iowa Institute for Cooperatives' Annual Meeting. We begin the day with a review and discussion of our policy resolutions, followed by keynote speaker Jim Olson, former Chief of Soviet Operations at the CIA. After lunch we will hold our annual business meeting and induct Dave Leiting and John T. Ward into the Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame. The afternoon sessions include presentations on Iowa's electric grid, autonomous technology in ag, transportation challenges in ag and a 2023 economic update. Additional information can be found in the agenda and letter below.  Please register through your local cooperative. IIC Annual Meeting Agenda IIC Annual Meeting Member Letter IIC Annual Meeting Registration Form Dave LeitingFarmers Cooperative Elevator Co.     John T. WardSullivan & Ward  

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2022 Farmer Cooperatives Conference

The 25th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference will be held in person for the first time in three years! We are thrilled to return to the Twin Cities, November 29-30, 2022. The Farmer Cooperatives Conference will highlight the latest strategic thinking on current cooperative issues and trends. Network and learn from your fellow agricultural cooperative peers. This event features content that applies across the agricultural cooperative community, often featuring cooperative leaders sharing their insights and strategies for success. More information will be released as we get closer to the conference dates. Stay tuned for updates! Farmer Co-ops Conference Website

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December 2022


CHS Annual Meeting

CHS Annual Meeting will be held in Minneapolis, MN on Dec. 1 - 2, 2022 CHS Annual Meeting web page

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

2022 Credit Conference

We are excited to announce that will be hosting the 2022 Credit Workshop on December 6! This workshop is aimed at cooperative staff and industry professionals involved in managing credit. The agenda includes: ·     Brown Winick  Legal perspective credit and collections It is crucial to have a good grasp of all of these should your cooperative ever end up on the wrong side of a transaction. You will be provided an in depth look from the credit side and help you think about your credit process. ·     Roundtable Discussion Open discussion among peers to share best practices, lessons learned, and more. ·     Farm Credit Services Jim Knuth will provide us a status update on the current status of credit in Agriculture and will take us through some trends Farm Credit Services is seeing in their members to help provide you with a perspective on the farmer. ·     Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, ISU The impact of 'Quality Feeds' case (See ISU CALT article) Kitt Tovar Jensen, will provide us an update on the ongoing ‘Quality Feeds’ case, and share insight on impacts the ruling on this case might have on the industry. For additional information and registration form click here.

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January 2023

Crossroads Pavilion Event Cener, 301 34th Ave
Sheldon, Iowa

DCP Sheldon

We will be holding a single day session of DCP in Sheldon on January 4th.  Phase II is on the schedule for this time.  In this phase, we discuss strategic thinking, why it is so critical to your success and the director’s role in this process. In is not necessary to attend the DCP program in order.  All sessions are independent of the others. Click here for registration materials.

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Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtow, 101 E Locust St
Des Moines, Iowa 50309 United States

2023 Welcome Back Reception

Please join us in Des Moines as we meet with our legislative representatives and welcome them to the new legislative session. What: 2023 Welcome Back Reception When: Tuesday, January 10th @ 3:30 PM Where: Downtown Embassy Suites – 101 East Locust Street, DSM Who: Hosted by the Iowa RECs, FUELIowa, IowaBio, the Iowa Institute for Co-ops, and the Iowa Communications Alliance Details: Cocktail Reception from 3:30 – 5:30 PM  

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La Vista Convention Center, 12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska 68128 United States

AGP Annual Meeting

AGP's 2022 Annual Meeting will take place January 19 - 20, 2023 at the La Vista Convention Center in La Vista, NE.

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Kings Pointe Resort, Storm Lake, IA

2023 Directors Certification Program (DCP) Phase 1 and 2

Phase I and II will be held in Storm Lake on January 24th and 25th. Tuesday, January 24th Phase I covers: Cooperative organizational structure Historical perspective of cooperatives Overview of Iowa Cooperative Code Legal Responsibilities of Cooperative Directors Director Responsibilities & Functions Manager/Director Teamwork and Separation of Duties Wednesday, January 25th covers: The Board Management Team Establishing a Direction for Your Cooperative Director’s Role in Corporate Planning Constructively Handling Opportunities and Problems – Situational Analysis Click here for full agenda and registration materials.

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2023 Directors Certification Program (DCP) Phase 3 and 4

Phase 3 and 4 will held on January 26th and 27th in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Thursday, January 26th Phase IV will cover: Directors’ Role in Management Development Management Performance Evaluation Systems Director Responsibilities & Functions Manager/Director Teamwork and Separation of Duties Friday, January 27th Phase III will cover: Understanding Cooperative Financial Statements Analytical tools for Cooperative Financial Statements Director’s Role in Financial Planning Click here for full agenda, description and registration form.

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February 2023


NCFC Annual Meeting

The annual meeting for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives - NCFC - will be held on February 8-10, 2023 in Orlando, FL.  

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

2023 Board Presidents

This annual meeting will be held in Ankeny at the Courtyard by Marriott.  During the morning session we will hear from speakers, on current cooperative business issues.  The afternoon session is where the participants drive the conversation and listen and learn from your peers about serving in this leadership role for your Board of Directors. In the evening, Land O Lakes will host our annual legislative reception. Click here to view letter, agenda and registration  

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Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States

CoBank 2023 Midwest Customer Meeting

CoBank's 2023 Midwest Customer Meeting on February 21-22, 2023 at the Hilton Omaha & CHI Health Convention Center, Omaha, NE. CoBank's Events Page

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Land O Lakes 2023 Annual Meeting

Land O’Lakes is excited to announce plans for next year’s Annual Meeting! Mark your calendars and please plan to join us Feb. 28-March 2, 2023, at the JW Marriot Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, TX.

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March 2023

The Rewind Hotel, 6075 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

2023 Human Resources Workshop

Please join us for our annual Human Resources Workshop.  During this conference, we will focus on networking, change management and compliance. The full agenda will be posted when complete. Click here for registration form.

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CoBank 2023 Minnesota Customer Meeting

CoBank’s 2023 Minnesota Customer Meeting on March 16-17, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota CoBank's Events Page

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May 2023

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

2023 Summer Intern Day

This one-day program is designed to help your interns better understand the cooperative business model and gain other skills and insights needed as they begin their careers. Click here for full agenda and registration information

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