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January 2022

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 This event has passed.  

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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 This event has passed.

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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. This event has passed.

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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 This event has passed  

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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 This event has passed.

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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 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 Even 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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