Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska will be hosting their 14th annual meeting and convention in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on June 21 starting at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Cobblestone Hotel.

It’s been 14 years and ICON is still going strong and making a difference. Come out and join them and be a part of positive change for the Independent Cattlemen, protecting your rights, your industry and your’ wallet so you can continue to grow a quality “real” beef, American raised product for the American consumer.

At 1:30 p.m. Registration & Silent Auction benefiting the “Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship” begins.

At 2:30 p.m. the ICON Annual Meeting, Legislative updates like property taxes; as well as new and proposed laws relating to the brand committee, fence law and artificial meat from featured legal counsel Rick Leonard for the Nebraska Agricultural Committee starts.

At 4:00 p.m. the first of our two dynamic and informative speakers—Brian O’Shaughnessy of New York, he is the chairman of Revere Copper and the vice chairman of the Coalition for a Prosperous America and has testified before Congress and the International Trade Commission. He will speak on “What You Don’t Know About Trade & It’s Impact on Your Country & Your Cattle.”

At 6:30 p.m. our second honored guest speaker from Nebraska, Michael B. Yanney, will speak. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Burlington Capital and has done business in 14 countries and served on a joint U.S.-Russia delegation. He will speak about “Nebraska is in a Crisis ~Time to make Changes.”

Supper will be catered by the Bonfire Grill at 6:15 p.m. with cocktails prior. End the evening relaxing & laughing with entertainment by humorist and cowboy poet R.P. Smith and mingle afterwards with fellow cattlemen and women.

Registration is $25.00 per person and includes the sirloin tip supper. Bring a first time attendee and both of you will get in free, though there are some restrictions. If you have not paid your 2019 membership, get $10 off the $100 membership fee if paid with registration or at the event.

Register with Maureen by calling 308-880-1505 or e-mail her at, or visit our website to print forms and mail to 432 N. 10th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822.

Spend the night at the Cobblestone Hotel by calling 308-767-2060. We have a special ICON block of room rates for $80.00 per night­—rates honored Thursday to Saturday. Saturday enjoy an informal round of golf at the Broken Bow Country Club.

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