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2020 Annual Meeting and Convention –
January 5, 6, 7 at the Airport Holiday Inn

Many members of Iowa LICA are working hard to provide educational seminars at this year’s convention. If you have been to the convention before, we are sure we will see you there again. If you have not been at the convention, we encourage you to make plans now to attend.

 Click here for an online PDF of the registration form.

Sunday Entertainment:
Our Corn Hole Tournament is back on Sunday evening. Have a beverage, throw some bags and listen to the  70s and 80s sounds of “Dirty Champagne” in the courtyard.

Presidential Awards Banquet Entertainment:
The Peterson Farm Brothers are made up of Greg (28), Nathan (25), Kendal (22), and honorary “bro” Laura (18) Peterson. We are siblings who farm together with our parents near Assaria, KS. They produce entertaining and educational videos on their YouTube channel and post farming and video updates to social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Ever since they began producing content, they have continued to realize a need to inform people about what they do in farming and in agriculture as a whole. There are many misconceptions about modern day farmers and they feel it is their calling to help correct some of those misconceptions. Aside from their production on social media, they travel around the country to speak on advocating for agriculture. They also blog about misunderstood topics in agriculture and open up their farm for tours. Through all of this they hope to educate the general public on where their food comes from and what a real Midwest family farm looks like!

The Peterson Farm Brothers YouTube channel created it’s first upload in March of 2012 with a video featuring our whole family called “Wheat Harvest on a Real Family Farm in Kansas.” In May of 2012, Greg had an idea to make a parody music video with his brothers to help educate their city friends about farming. The video was filmed throughout the month of June and posted at the end of the month. It was entitled “I’m Farming and I Grow It,” and was a parody of the song “I’m Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. The song was a viral hit on YouTube and received over 5 million views in over 200 countries in 2 weeks. Since then, they have continued to make videos. They have done 15 total parody music videos (and many other videos) and are now over 50 million views on YouTube!

Current workshops in the works include:

  • National LICA Benefits
  • Office Hacks
  • Bonding
  • Collections
  • Google Docs vs Office 365
  • Iowa One Call
  • DEF workshop
  • Erosion Control
  • Tires
  • 401K
  • Healthcare
  • Succession and Estate Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Cyber Security
  • Solar Power
  • Contractor Roundtable
  • Standard Drawings
  • Preparing Draining Plans
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Equipment Safety Inspections
  • Iowa DOT Updates
  • Fuels
  • Basic Print and Grade Stake Reading
  • Hands On Maintenance
  • Taxes
  • Accident Investigation
  • Zywave Portal
  • Driver Qualification Files
  • Agency Meeting with NRSC, IDALS, DNR, and Army Corp of Engineers
  • Continuing Education Credit classes from Iowa Department of Natural Resources