National Convention

66th National Red Angus Convention

September 11-13, 2019

The 66th National Red Angus Convention will be held in Dubuque, IA at the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, September 11-13, 2019. This three-day event is the annual membership meeting and features educational programs, skill-building workshops and updates on RAAA activities.

Host Hotel:
Grand Harbor Resort and Water Park
350 Bell St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 690-4000
The Grand Harbor hotel is sold out for convention - a courtesy block at the Hotel Julian has been set up at the same rate of $109. Please call (563) 556-4200 to reserve your room before Sept. 2, 2019.

Registration is now open - register early and be entered to win a Cross 5 Cattle Vaccine Cooler!

See the schedule and materials for more information on day-to-day activities including the Commercial Cattlemen's Symposium, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, RAAA Committee Reports, Red Angus trade show and much more! For convention sponsorship information, contact Halla Pfeiff at halla@redangus.org and download the sponsorship agreement. To see ad specs and other important sponsorship information, download the supplement sheet. Schedule and speakers to be announced in late spring.

Travel Information

Dubuque is Iowa's oldest city and has many great points of interest as it sits on the Mississippi River and is centrally located. Check out the city of Dubuque's website for more travel ideas.

Book your flight!

 Flights: American Airlines flies into Dubuque with a connecting flight through Chicago O'Hare International.

Host Hotel:
Grand Harbor Resort and Water Park
350 Bell St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 690-4000
The Grand Harbor hotel is sold out for convention - a courtesy block at the Hotel Julian has been set up at the same rate of $109. Please call (563) 556-4200 to reserve your room before Sept. 2, 2019.

Schedule and Materials

 

Wednesday, September 11

8 a.m. - Convention Registration Opens
10 a.m. - Trade Show Opens
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Commercial Cattlemen's Symposium

  • Troy Marshall - "Which Came First - the Cow or the Calf?"
  • Dr. Ken Odde - Superior Female Data
  • Bob Scherer, Tyson and Tony Bryant, Kuner Feedyard - "Designing the Right Feeder Cattle"
  • Mark Henry, CUP Lab - Live Ultrasound Demonstration

1 p.m. - Ladies Symposium - "Women's Changing Roles in Ag"
6:15 p.m. - Midwest Social Hour aboard the Celebration Belle Riverboat
6:45 p.m. - Dinner on the Celebration Belle Riverboat

Thursday, September 12

6:45 a.m. - Red Angus Foundation Inc., Board Breakfast
6:45 a.m. - Affiliate Meeting & Breakfast
7 a.m. - Convention Registration Opens
8 a.m. - Trade Show Opens
8 a.m. - General Session

  • President's Message
  • State of the Association
  • Finance Committee Report

9:30 a.m. - Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
10:45 a.m. - General Session - Breed Improvement Committee
12 p.m. - Lunch
12:10 p.m. - Junior Advisors' Meeting
1 p.m. - General Session - Constitution and Bylaws Committee
1:20 p.m. - Meet the Candidates, Regional Caucus Discussions
3 p.m. - General Session - Promotions Committee, Junior Activities Committee
3:50 p.m. - Marketing Workshops

  • Bull Sale Season Review with the Red Angus Marketing Team
  • Staking Your Claim in Virtual Real Estate

5:30 p.m. - Social
6 p.m. - Dinner
7 p.m. - RAFI "Pick of the Herd" Auction
8 p.m. - Live Music with Ten Gallon Hat

Friday, September 13

6:45 a.m. - Prayer Group
7 a.m. - Convention Registration Opens
8 a.m. - Trade Show Opens
8 a.m. - General Session - Show & Sale, Marketing and Alliance Committees
10:05 a.m. - General Session - Registration Committee, Top Dollar Angus 
10:50 a.m - Marketing Workshops

  • Bull Sale Season Review with the Red Angus Marketing Team
  • Staking Your Claim in Virtual Real Estate

12 p.m. - Lunch
1 p.m. - General Session
1:15 p.m. - Caucus Meetings (includes area and regional voting)
2 p.m. - Presidential voting
3 p.m. - Registration Closed
3 p.m. - Report on Elections and Adjournment of Business Meeting
4 p.m. - Board of Directors Meeting
6 p.m. - Social
6:30 p.m. - Trade Show Concludes
7 p.m. - Awards Banquet

Full convention insert and details

Convention Sponsors

For convention sponsorship opportunities, please contact Halla Pfeiff at halla@redangus.org. Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 2018 National Red Angus Convention. Their contributions ensure the success of the event, as Red Angus stakeholders celebrate the growth of our breed and plan for future achievements in the beef cattle industry. Sponsorship opportunities including trade show booth space are still available for the 2019 convention in Dubuque. If interested, contact Halla at halla@redangus.org. You can also download our Sponsor Agreement. To see ad specs and other important sponsorship information, download the supplement sheet.

Elite Level
  • Neogen

Diamond Level
  • Alltech/Crystalx/
    Hubbard
  • Meyer Natural Angus
  • Lee Agrimedia
Sapphire Level
  • Allflex
  • Tri-State Livestock News
Emerald Level
  • Superior Livestock Auction
  • Cattle Business Weekly
  • Western Livestock Journal
Ruby Level
  • ADM Alliance Nutrition
  • B&L Red Angus
  • Cloud 9 Cattle Country
  • Datamars
  • Great Plains Marketing Service
  • Insure My Forage
  • Multimin
  • North Dakota Red Angus Association
  • Top Dollar Angus
  • Progressive Cattle
  • Iowa Red Angus Association
  • Estrotect, Inc.
  • Pro Earth Animal Health
Opal Level
  • Bieber Red Angus
  • Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC
  • Graystone Cattle Company
  • Great Plains Windmill Service, LLC
  • Missouri Red Angus Association
  • Illinois Red Angus Association
  • Mix 30 Liquid Feed by Agridyne
  • IMI Global
  • Ozark Hills Insurance
  • ORIgen
  • Cow Sense Software
Garnet Level
  • AGRisk Advisors
  • Anipro
  • Cross 5 Cattle Coolers
  • Genex/CRI
  • DVAuction
  • Transova Genetics
  • Murray DFR
  • Livestock Direct
  • Loonan Stock Farm
  • Select Sires
  • Wisconsin Red Angus Association
  • Delacon USA
Additional Contributors
  • Solution Genetics (table sponsor)
  • Andras Stock Farm (table sponsor)
  • Great Plains State Bank (table sponsor)
  • Tom and Mindy Brink (table sponsor)
  • Griffin Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Shamrock Nook Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Koester Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Leland Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Wisconsin Beef Improvement Federation (table sponsor)
  • University of Wisconsin (table sponsor)
  • Platteville Pioneer Farm (table sponsor)
  • Rogers Cattle Company (table sponsor)
  • Lile Farms Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Route 9 Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • Rich Red Angus (table sponsor)
  • RDGK Red Angus