As Indiana's principal organization representing Hoosier beef producers since 1975, we have produced solid results for cattlemen and women in this state by advancing their values and priorities with legislators and regulators.
We recognize the importance of educating cattle producers on ways to increase profit opportunities as well as serving to protect their future by telling the true story of our industry to the uninformed.
The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity. The application process will open February 15, 2019 and continue through March 31, 2019. To help students take a thoughtful approach to their selection process and provide financial assistance for a college education, the IBCA is awarding up to $5000 in scholarships this year.
Applicants must be an Indiana resident whose family is actively involved in the beef industry and are current members of the IBCA. In addition, applicants must be an existing secondary student in good standing or high school senior.
In order to be considered, students must complete an application which includes four (4) essay questions. Applications will be reviewed, and the scholarship winner(s) announced no later than June 1, 2019.
Teegan was a 2014 Churubusco High School graduate who passed away in a farming accident in June of 2016. He was an energetic, kind, funny and hardworking young man who was beloved by his family and numerous friends. Teegan was an active 10-year Noble County 4-H member. He showed livestock at county, state, and national levels, was a junior leader for six years, and held several club officer positions over the years. His greatest 4-H achievement was winning Grand Champion market steer at the 2013 Indiana State Fair. Teegan also ran track, excelled at football, and was a member of Sugar Grove Church of God. He attended Ivy Tech University and was majoring in agriculture.
To find the application and more information, click here
In cooperation with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the IBCA is asking its members to complete this survey related to meat grading. Meat grading, which is regulated by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS), is not currently offered under state inspection. While inspection for wholesomeness is mandatory, grading is voluntary. To provide grading services, BOAH staff members must complete additional, extensive training. This survey is intended to help BOAH Meat & Poultry Division leadership assess the demand for the service in the state of Indiana, and determine if a grading program could be sustained.
To fill out the survey, click here
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NEW IBCA & IBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS SET TO BEGIN WORK FOR 2019 The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) held elections during the recent Area Beef Meetings to choose three Area Directors who sit on the IBCA-IBC Board of Directors. Beef producers in Area 1 elected Fred Glov...
IBCA- Indiana State Fair Food Tent Update The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) is soliciting proposals in order to identify individuals and/or businesses qualified to operate and manage a concession stand on behalf of the IBCA at and during the Indiana State Fair. ...
Nominating Committee Slate The nominating committee met to develop the following slate of officers for 2019-2020. Voting will take place during the IBCA annual business meeting on January 26th, 2019 during the annual convention. You can view the 2019-2020 Nom...
2019 IBCA Public Ag Policy The IBCA Public Policy was updated at the November 20, 2018 Executive Board of Directors meeting and is being posted here for public view. The membership will review and approve this Public Policy at the Annual Business Meeting on January 26, 2...