nchca annual meeting
join us for on february 3, 2024
It’s time to register for the North Central Highland Cattle Association’s Annual Meeting February 3, 2024, at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, IA. Please register HERE before January 13.
Join us to hear from our NCHCA President, committee chairs, vote for board representation, honor outstanding breeders during the awards ceremony, raise money for our NCHCA Juniors via a silent auction and get the opportunity to join one of our committees. New and experienced members alike will enjoy insights from our keynote speaker and be involved in breakout conversations on a variety of important industry topics. This is an event you do not want to miss, and a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other Highland breeders.
9 AM - Registration
10 AM - NCHCA Annual Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting To Follow
12 PM - Lunch
1-4 PM - Breakouts & Networking
4:00-5:30 PM - Keynote with Jared Luhman
6 PM - Dinner
7 PM - Awards
7:30 PM - Silent & Live Auctions
For members who are unable to attend, you can participate via Zoom. Links will be posted before the meeting.
9 AM - Educational Session - Fitting Clinic
Introducing Jared Luhman, as our 2024 keynote speaker!
Jared farms on his family's farm in Goodhue, MN along with his wife Valerie and dad Jon. They raise registered Red Angus cattle and breed livestock that are bred to thrive in their environment without the use of expensive inputs. Jared and Valerie own and operate Grass Fed Cattle Company, a direct to consumer brand marketing grass fed beef, pastured pork and pastured poultry from their farm as well as other local farmers to customers in and around the Twin Cities. Their goals are to manage their farm in a way that improves the land under their stewardship, the profitability of their business, and the lifestyle that they enjoy. You can learn more about what they do on Jared's Herd Quitter Podcast where he talks to farmers and ranchers across the US who aren't afraid to do things differently and have found success in their businesses through this.
stay for sunday educational session
As a special addition to our annual meeting activities, a fitting clinic will be held on Sunday, February 4 at 9 AM. Join experienced fitters Spencer Reetz and Lauren Cowell as they demonstrate their unique styles, tips, & tricks for those interested in showing, or just curious about what goes into getting an animal from pasture to show ring ready.
With a goal of member education, we’ll be showcasing three animals with three unique fitting styles: natural, moderate-fit, and full-fit. This will be a great opportunity to learn what you like, don’t like, and ask questions! This demonstration will be held just a quarter mile from Diamond Jo Casino (807 HWY 105, Northwood, IA 50459). While we will be in a heated shop, it is also February in Iowa so layers are encouraged. Snacks, sodas, water and coffee will be provided!
A room block is available at the Country Inn & Suites, which is attached to Diamond Jo Casino. King and Double Queen rooms are available for $125+tax. Call (641-323-7000) to reserve and mention North Central Highland Cattle Association. Rooms must be reserved by January 13.
There is also a Holiday Inn Express just across the street.
All hotel rooms and the banquet areas are non-smoking. Smoking is limited to certain sections of the casino, and avoidable via exterior entrances for those who prefer not to pass through the casino area.
Click HERE to register