The National Swine Improvement Federation will hold its 2001 Annual Conference and Meeting Dec. 6-7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.

Topics to be discussed at the meeting will include the use of genomics, meat quality and the impact of diseases on selection programs. Also on display will be a poster session designed to give graduate students, university personnel and industry representatives an opportunity to present and review the latest research, technolog1y or systems information.

In addition to educational activities, conference attendees and their guests are invited to dinner aboard the Presidents' Riverboat and Casino.

Registration is $150 per person, which includes the Riverboat Cruise and luncheon banquet on Dec. 7. For hotel reservations call the Embassy Suites at (314) 241-4200. Be sure to mention that you are with the NSIF convention to receive the conference room rate.

For additional information call Ken Stalder, NSIF Secretary-Treasurer, at (731) 425-4717 or e-mail stalder@utk.edu.