Young Producers Symposium Will Open BIF 2021 Symposium and Convention

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The 2021 Beef Improvement Federation Symposium and Convention will kick off Tuesday afternoon, June 22, with the Young Producers Symposium. Developed by the planning committee, this event's theme is Profitability in Balance. Iowa State University extension beef specialist Patrick Wall is on the planning committee and said the group is excited to see this presented to open up the BIF 2021 events.

"You'll start by learning to manage your operation to make a living, and then how to effectively market what you produce," Wall said. "Finally, you'll hear from a producer panel who have successfully traveled this path, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of each of them."

Speakers and topics in presentation order are:

  • Managing for profitability. John Locke, Ranching for Profit instructor and J.D. Hudgins Inc manager,
  • Building a brand. Rachel Cutrer, Ranch House Designs owner.
  • Breeding for profitability. Producer panel: Steve Radakovich, Bart Jones and Mary Ann Kniebel. Moderated by Brian McCulloh.

The symposium is included with full BIF registration, but if you can't make the whole conference, you can register for the Young Producers Symposium only for $50. Just a reminder that you can save $50 on the full fee when you register by May 14.

The 2021 BIF Research Symposium and Convention will be held June 22-25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. All schedule and registration information is available on the event website.



The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Patrick Wall, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 515-450-7665,

Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Beef Center, 515-294-4496,

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