Eastern Iowa BYLPN


The group met along with the Jones County Cattle Producers on December 23 at the Jones County Extension office. There was a discussion of winter feeding of beef cows led by Denise Schwab, ISUEO and heifer selection and development led by Dr. Cole Burrack, Monticello Vet Clinic. 

March 25, 2014 . The peer group met at the Clinton County Extension office in DeWitt.The topic was monitoring  your environmental impact and Angie Rieck-Hinz of Iowa State University was the featured speaker.  The Clinton County Farm Bureau young farmers provided dinner.

The group met on February 17, 2014.  The speakers were Drs. Trevor Schwartz and Cole Burrack, from the Monticello Vet Clinic, talking on calving management and preparation.

This group met Monday, August 26 at the Scott Grantz farm near Bryant. Saw a new slatted deep-pit monoslope finisher and a modified deep bedded grower. Heard from ISU Extension ag engineer Greg Brenneman on manure value and Innovative Ag's Dave Rueber on closeout comparisons. The 6 p.m. dinner was provided by the Clinton County Cattlemen. Friends were welcome who were interested in the topics or the east Iowa group. Address is 3793 170th St, Bryant. Directions: Go 5 m. North of Elvira on 380th Ave (Z36), then west on 170th to the first place. Or, go 1 m. east of Goose Lake on Hwy 136, 2 m. south on 380th Ave, then west on 170th St.

March 6, 2013. The peer group met at the Jackson County Extension Office  with dinner and  “Accessing Capital” presentations by Steve Ferguson, Iowa Ag Development Authority; Craig Thines, USDA Farm Loan Program; Farm Credit Services of America, Manchester office; Rick Prull, Bellevue State Bank, Bellevue; and  Nathan Katzer, Farm Business Development Manager, Iowa Farm Bureau.  Purpose of the group is to meet about four times per year to improve the profitability and management of young and beginning livestock producers.


Core Counties

Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque,  Jackson and Jones



Denise Schwab, EC IA Beef Specialist, dschwab@iastate.edu or 319-472-4739

Amber Matthiesen, amber@iastate.edu or 563-652-4923



County Cattlemen associations