The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will hold ID/Info Expo 2006, a national conference and trade show devoted to animal identification and information-systems technology. This year’s event will take place, Aug. 22-24 in Kansas City, Mo.

A trade show, showcasing a variety of animal identification and information-systems technology, will take place on Aug. 22 - 23. ID/Info Expo 2006 will also feature:

Aug. 22:

  • Pre-Conference seminar outlining National Animal Identification System basics, with species-working-group reports and a review of pending revisions to ISO standards.
  • A seminar looking at key elements of USDA’s IT Infrastructure, specifically the AIN Management System and the recently announced Animal Trace Processing System.
  • A half-day of technology seminars from animal identification and traceability developers, suppliers and information managers.

Aug. 23:

  • USDA Secretary Mike Johanns is invited to give the keynote address.
  • A review of state legislative efforts to implement NAIS, including legal authority and Freedom of Information Act issues.
  • A review and discussion on NAIS education and outreach efforts.
  • A panel discussion featuring NAIS proponents and opponents, discussing the merits of a national animal identification system.

Aug. 24:

  • The day will focus on the practical application of animal ID solutions.

Information, including registration, lodging, and preliminary schedule of events, is available at http://animalagriculture.org//id/IDINFOEXPO2006/Default.htm, or call (270) 782-9798.