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May 2022

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 This event has passed.

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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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June 2022

30June
The Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Dr
Ankeny, IA 50021 United States

2022 Summer Workshop

AT the Summer Workshop, we host a variety of speakers who address issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level.  This year our agenda includes: Ukraine Dr. Eduardo Magalhaes, Ruth Harp Chair of Political Science at Simpson College Jake Moline, StoneX Protecting Our Mental Health Lyndsey Medders Fennelly 2022 Legislative Recap IIC's Rebecca Boyer Supply Chain Dr. Bobby Martens, IIC Endowed Economics Professor Lessons Learned from the Derecho CEO/GM Panel Thank you for your interest.  This event has passed.

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July 2022

12July
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014 United States

2022 HR Workshop

Please join us for an update on topics and current issues impacting HR professionals; as well as, the opportunity to network with other cooperative HR professionals. Thank you to the 41 HR professionals who spent the day in Ames discussing employment issues in the cooperative industry.

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13July
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014 United States

2022 Board Officer Workshop

The Board Officer Workshop is designed for board members who are officers or those members who would like to be an officer in the furture. The first half of the day is highly interactive, using hypothetical scenarios that focus on the requirements and responsibilities of the board president and secretary. The afternoon session will focus on identifying skills needed in the board room, what a Young Farm Program at your cooperative might look like, and how to communicate the value of your cooperative. Thank you to the 40 cooperative directors who participated in this event.

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August 2022

09August
Crossroads Pavilion Event Cener, 301 34th Ave
Sheldon, Iowa

DCP Phase I Sheldon

Due to demand in NW Iowa, IIC will be offer single-day sessions of DCP for our cooperative members.  In 2022, we will begin with Phase I which focuses on: History and principles of cooperatives Legal aspects of serving on a board of directors Board of directors' responsibilities This session will be held on August 9 from 9AM to 3PM at the Crossroads Pavilion Event Center in Sheldon. Click here for letter, agenda and registration form.   

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22August
Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1330 13th St N
Humbolt, Iowa 50548

Meet the Candidate – Humboldt

Join us on Monday, August 22nd in Humboldt to meet with legislative candidates from north central Iowa. Thank you to Corn Belt Power Cooperative for hosting us.  

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23August
Cooperative Energy Compa, 1708 Pierce Ave
Sibley, Iowa 51249

Meet the Candidate – Sibley

Join us on August 23 in Sibley to meet with legislative candidates from northwest Iowa. Thank you to Cooperative Energy Company for hosting this event.  

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24August
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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24August
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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24August
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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25August
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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26August
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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29August
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

04November
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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22November
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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29November

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

01December

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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$300.00
06December
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

04January
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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10January
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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19January
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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24January
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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26January

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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