The 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference is scheduled for Sept. 18-19, at the Holiday Inn, Owatonna, Minn. The event is the upper Midwest’s premier educational event for livestock nutritionists and feed industry professionals interested in swine, beef, dairy, poultry and equine nutrition.  

A pre-conference symposium, “Improving Utilization of Feed,” will kick off the agenda and will provide information on uses of new feeding technologies and concepts, including applications and uses of feed enzymes, anti-nutrients, substrates, gut health and microflora, and host interactions. 

Day one of the conference includes University of Minnesota livestock research updates followed by a welcome reception. Day two includes sessions on ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, featuring presentations on the theme “Feed Efficiency Challenges.”

The half-day equine program this year is being held in conjunction with the conference and is being offered as an option for those who are only interested in equine nutrition. Registration for the half-day equine program is $100 through Sept. 9 and increases to $115 after that date.

The early registration fee for the full two-day Minnesota Nutrition Conference is $195 through Sept. 9, and $230 thereafter.  The fee includes the pre-conference symposium, livestock research updates, a copy of the proceedings, lunches, break refreshments and the welcome reception.

On-line registration is available at The agenda, list of speakers and additional details are available on the conference website at