Upcoming Shows

Accu-Steel’s hectic trade show season is underway with several upcoming shows! We enjoy getting out of the office to speak with you about your operation and answer any questions you may have. Keep reading this post and check back often to find out where we are going next! We’ll see you there!

Iowa Power Farming ShowIowa Power Farming Show

The Iowa Power Farming Show is a 3 day event being held January 31st to February 2nd, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. This is a large event to showcase new products and get instant feedback from you! We hope to see you there and are eager to share our knowledge with you. Whether you are looking for grain storage, commodity storage, hay storage, or a cattle building, we’ve got you covered! We are in booth #807. Click here to learn more and get $5 off your registration!

NCBA Trade ShowNCBA Show

The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is a 3 day event that starts on February 1st and ends on the 3rd, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The convention and trade show create a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network and create policy for the industry. If you’re in the cattle business, then you need to be at this show! The President of Accu-Steel, Jason Owen, along with our knowledgeable dealer from Central Confinement Services will be at booth #171! Click here to learn more about the NCBA and register to attend today! Contact Amy at [email protected] for promotional codes to save on your registration.

Iowa Beef ExpoIowa Beef Expo

The Iowa Beef Expo is an 8 day event that is held from February 12th to the 19th, 2017, at the Iowa State Fairground’s Cattle Barn in Des Moines, Iowa. This event showcases products for all fields in the Pets and Veterinary Industry. In addition to the trade show you will have the opportunity to witness the judging contests and sales. All exhibitors, including Accu-Steel, will be exhibiting the latest and advanced products and services related to agriculture, beef and livestock industry, animal nutrition, livestock equipment, and beef system. There will also be suppliers and producers of all kinds of products and services related to the beef industry! We will be in booth #347 February 13th through the 16th featuring our latest designs. Click here to learn more about the Iowa Beef Expo!

Upcoming Forums and Conferences

Accu-Steel is heading into a very busy season of trade shows, events, forums and conferences! We are excited to be able to visit with you about your operation and how we may be able to provide the perfect solution to your dry storage needs. Keep reading this post and check back often to find out where we are going next!

Three-State Beef Conference

The first event of the upcoming forums and conferencesThree-State Beef Conference of the year starts on January 10th, 2017 in Creston, Iowa. The 3-State Beef Conference is designed to provide beef cattle producers and agricultural professionals in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics. The conference is a forum of specialists from the nation’s leading beef cattle land grant universities. To learn the details and where the next two conferences will be held click here!

Feedlot Forums 2017

The next event we will be attending this year will be the Feedlot Forum. The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) is working to help producers with farm management, particularly in the face of profitability challenges, and will be hosting two educational events in western Iowa January 2017 that incorporate risk Feedlot Forum 2017management strategies. In partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the first Feedlot Forum will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Sioux Center. The topics covered include the Veterinary Feed Directive, feedlot assessments, market volatility, market prices and industry updates. The second Feedlot Forum will be held the next day, Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Carroll. This event will cover topics that are timely and important to the future success of Iowa’s feedlot producers, including market volatility, prices, changes to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manure rules and the Iowa beef checkoff.

Registration for both forums: Sioux Center contact ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office at 712-737-4230. Carroll call 515-296-2266 or email [email protected]

Cornbelt Cow-Calf ConferenceCornbelt Conference

Lastly, for now, is The Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference on January 28th, 2017 in Ottumwa, Iowa. This is one of the longest running and most successful conferences of its kind in the Midwest. For over forty years, the conference has provided an opportunity for producers, researchers, and over 100 industry representatives to come together to explore current topics and issues. This concentrated one-day conference focuses on management and production practices that contribute to making the cow-calf business profitable and competitive on a long-term basis. Preregistration is NOT required for this event. Click here to see the brochure!

Iowa County Engineers Conference

Upcoming Event

One of Accu-Steel’s amazing dealers, Brent Strahm with Greenfield Contractors, will be attending the Iowa County Engineers Conference (ICEA). Members of the county engineering staff find this conference provides information to aid them in the design, construction and operation of the transportation system in the county. You will learn about innovations in concrete and asphalt pavements as well as gravel road and shoulder stabilization. Attending this conference will provide discussions regarding cement modified soil design and construction as well as sustainable paving and stringless paving and much more!Salt/Sand Conference


Consultants, equipment and material vendors find the Iowa County Engineers Conference (ICEA) to be the place to make direct contact with those in charge of county procurement of equipment and services. Brent will be attending the conference to learn, just like you, and he will be a great source to discuss our buildings and the benefits they provide to salt, sand, and deicing storage as well as equipment storage. Stop by the booth to find out more!

When and Where


We will be there December 6-7, 2016 in Ames, Iowa in The Scheman Building which is located in the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus.

How to Register

Please visit the ICEA’s website to register and learn more about this event. Just follow this link: http://register.extension.iastate.edu/icea

Support for Iowa’s Farmers

Accu-Steel recently renewed our investment in the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. CSIF was established in 2004 BY farmers FOR farmers to help those that raise livestock, successfully and responsibly manage changes to their livestock farms. They do this by helping farmers navigate the maze of state and federal regulations, providing a building site analysis, consulting on safeguarding the environment and enhancing neighbor relations.



Accu-Steel is a proud investor in this organization for it’s drive to help our local farmers succeed. When the Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers and investors, such as Accu-Steel, work together we help Iowa’s livestock farmers grow and prosper.


Iowa’s farm families face many challenges today and depend on the Coalition to provide them with the help they need to stay on the farm.  Whether they have questions on rules and regulations, planting windbreaks or how to bring the next generation back to the farm, the Coalition is there to help.


The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has worked diligently to amplify the benefits of agriculture to Iowa’s economy and quality of life and assist young farmers in pursuing their dreams of raising livestock and poultry.  Thanks in large part to investor’s support, the Coalition is busier today than ever before assisting Iowa’s livestock and poultry farmers. Please visit www.supportfarmers.com to learn more.

Eng Symposium 2016

Upcoming Event

Accu-Steel will be attending the 2016 Eng Symposium this week in Lincoln, NE! This is a yearly event for universities to present new research findings that target the improvements of beef cow efficiency and profitability by intensive and semi confined production systems. The research is being conducted through grants provided by the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. This year’s symposium will be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5th -6th, 2016 and will be hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Dr. Kenneth & Caroline Eng (-K-) Trust Fund. Attendees will include researchers, students and cattle producers alike.

Eng Symposium Event


The event starts on October 5th at 12:00pm and will end on October 6th at 1:00pm.

For more information and to register please follow this link: http://animalscience.unl.edu/eng-symposium


This photo was provided by one of our wonderful dealers, Central Confinement Service, Ltd., that will also be attending the symposium! Please join us at this informative event to learn more about having your cattle under roof!

Livestock Waste Storage Open House

Iowa County Soil and Water Conservation District, in conjunction with the manufacturer, Accu-Steel Fabric Covered Buildings, and others, will host a livestock waste storage open house and field day on Thursday, September 15th, from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at David Dermody’s farm, just 3.5 miles south of Williamsburg, Iowa. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary meal prepared by the Iowa County Cattlemen’s Association.


Livestock Waste StorageDavid Dermody is leading by example on his Century Farm by containing the manure that was running off his feedlots and utilizing it as a source of nutrients for his crops. David, and his son Travis, have two hoop buildings that have the capacity of 350 head.  They have a cow/calf operation and utilize the buildings to finish the calves.  David and Travis will be hosting a walk-thru tour of the facility.  They will offer their experiences, changes they’ve made, and the benefits of their hoop buildings.  David and Travis will be joined by Andy Smith from Accu-Steel, the manufacturer of the structure, to discuss the benefits of the facilities.

Learn the Benefits for Your Livestock Operation

Speaking at the field day is Greg Brenneman for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) who will be discussing nutrient levels from different types of beef facilities. Patrick Wall, Livestock Specialist for ISUEO will provide information on production practices. Kate Timmerman, District Conservationist for Iowa County Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCS) will provide funding options for Agriculture Waste Storage.

Where to Go and How to Register

The field day will be held at the Dermody Farm, 2625 280th St, Williamsburg. From Williamsburg, take 149 south for 3.5 miles. Turn left on 280th St. and head east for 1 mile. Destination will be on the north side of the road. The open house is free and open to the public, but reservations are suggested to ensure adequate space and food. Contact Deb Conrad at (319) 668-2359 x3 or email [email protected] for reservations and special accommodations.

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