The 9th Annual Animal Agriculture Alliance’s Stakeholders’ Summit will be April 28-29, in Arlington, Va. Each year, the summit brings together stakeholders from across the food chain to address the most challenging issues facing animal agriculture, including animal welfare, public health, farm security and the animal-rights movement.

The event will feature prominent speakers and aims to educate attendees while facilitating a meaningful dialogue among industry leaders about these important challenges that are facing modern agriculture.

Summit attendees comprise a diverse group of leaders within the food system, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislators and government agencies.

In addition, the summit provides unparalleled opportunities for industry leaders to address the most critical challenges facing agriculture and to unify in response to inaccurate claims perpetuated by activists.

Early registration for the 1.5-day event is $325 for Alliance members and $375 for non-members. The Alliance is offering a special rate of $275 for those in government or academia. Registration materials are available by going to

The 2010 Summit will be held in a new location. Attendees should book rooms in the Animal Agriculture Alliance block at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel at the special rate of $239 by calling (703) 717-6200. Conveniently located in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, the hotel is within walking distance of the Ballston Metro Station and is just 4 miles from Reagan National Airport.