The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska will host their 14th annual meeting and convention in Broken Bow on Friday June 21 from 1:30–8:30 p.m. (CST) at the Cobblestone Hotel.

They strive to protect your rights, your industry and your wallet so you can continue to grow quality “real” beef, an American raised product for the American consumer.

At 1:30 p.m. registration begins along with and a silent auction benefiting the Jim Hanna memorial scholarship.

At 2:30 p.m., the ICON annual meeting will be held, as well as legislative updates on property taxes; new and proposed laws relating to the brand committee, fence laws and artificial meat, featuring legal counsel Rick Leonard of the Legislature’s agricultural committee.

At 4 p.m., the first of two dynamic and informative speakers – Brian O’Shaughnessy of New York — will speak. O’Shaughnessy is the chairman of Revere Copper and the vice chairman of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. He has testified before Congress as well as 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., the second honored guest speaker, 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. His topic will be “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. Humorist & cowboy poet R.P. Smith will be the evening speaker.

Registration is $25 per person and includes a sirloin tip supper, organizers say. Bring a first-time attendee and both of you will get in free (some restrictions). If you have not paid your 2019 membership, get $10 off the $100 membership fee if you pay with registration or at the event.

Register with Maureen at 308-880-1505 or e-mail her at, or visit the website for forms & mail to: 432 N. 10th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822.

Spend the night at the Cobblestone Hotel, (308-767-2060) with special room rates. An informal round of golf will be played Saturday at the Broken Bow Country Club.

The Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) represent, promote, and protect the interests of the state’s independent cattle producers and feeders.