The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2005 Annual Meeting is set for April 3-7, 2005.  The Radisson Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. will be the event venue. 
 
NIAA’s Annual Meeting brings together producers, veterinarians, business executives, scientists, academicians, state and federal regulatory officials and other stakeholders in the animal-food-and-fiber industry to discuss the latest issues in animal agriculture.  

A special feature at this year's meeting will be a one-day symposium, Protecting the Global Food Supply: Growing Concerns for Emerging Zoonotic Diseases. The symposium, on April 7, will take an in-depth look at the interaction of public health, wildlife and animal diseases.

But kicking off the event on April 3, will be NIAA's opening session, which will include keynote presentations by several pre-eminent agricultural leaders. NIAA committees will present 15 information-packed seminars addressing a variety of issues affecting animal agriculture today. 

Industry groups that will meet in conjunction with the NIAA Annual Meeting include: the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials, National Johne's Working Group, National Animal Health Emergency Management Steering Committee and the National Animal Identification System Subcommittee of the USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.
 
NIAA's mission is to provide forums to build consensus and advance solutions for animal agriculture and to provide continuing education and communication for animal agriculture professionals.
 
More information on the 2005 NIAA Annual Meeting, including registration, hotel and sponsorship details, go to www.animalagriculture.org, or call (270) 782-9798.