2018 Winter Conference

February 9-10, 2018 
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells


The 2018 Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association Winter Conference is an opportunity for Wisconsin Beef Cattle producers to network with fellow cattlemen and industry professionals, learn how to improve management on their farm, receive legislative updates and get involved in WCA.  The conference is also held in conjunction with Wisconsin Angus Association and Wisconsin Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting.  We hope you will join us at this great event.



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Early conference registration due by Feb.1

Book hotel room by Jan. 9 to save money!


Nominations are due by Dec. 15, 2017


Commit by Jan. 26 to exhibit at Conference

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2018 Conference Highlights

Beef and Brews Reception Friday 
sponsored by Sandcreek Brewing and WI Beef Council 
followed by entertainment with Soggy Prairie Boys
Hosted by Pam Jahnke - Fabulous Farm Babe


cattlemen's college

Sponsored by Zoetis and UW Extension

The conference will include educational sessions for beef cattle producers and topics will include:

UWEX Beef Business Tool Box, Bill Halfman, UW Extension

Beef Cow Herd Management – Avoid the Complications, Dr. Dan  Schaefer, UW-Madison

What We Have Learned (and in some cases already forgotten) About Raising Healthy Calves, Dr. Mike Nichols, Zoetis

Ag Law 101 for Beef Producers, 

Philip J. Freeburg, J.D., UW-Extension Local Government Center


encounter at the meat counter

Janeal Yancy, Mom at the Meat Counter

Janeal has a Ph.D. in Meat Science, but she is also just a Mom trying to raise two crazy little girls. She uses her blog Mom At the Meat Counter to help other moms feel more knowledgeable about the meat they feed their families.  She will discuss what are questions she encounters from moms and consumers.

lessons learned in advocacy

Ryan Goodman, NCBA Grassroots Advocacy & Spokesperson Development

Ryan is no stranger to agriculture, having grown up and worked on many different farms and ranches, including cow-calf, stocker and feedlot operations in several areas of the country, and is a proud alumnus of Oklahoma State University. Ryan has been recognized as Advocate of the Year by several agricultural organizations and has appeared as a writer in numerous trade publications, and on his blog, AgricultureProud.com