The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host ID/INFO EXPO 2005, Sept. 27-29.  The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

A conference and trade show devoted to the subject of animal identification and information systems, ID/INFO EXPO 2005 will focus largely on the National Animal Identification System, an industry/state/federal collaborative effort, under development by USDA.  The trade show will showcase a variety of animal identification manufacturers and information-system service providers.

“With the success of the 2004 meeting, NIAA considered the need for an ID/INFO EXPO in 2005,” says Robert Fourdraine, NIAA animal ID and information systems committee chairmain. “Based upon overwhelming interest and support to host another meeting, we see it as a valuable forum to advance implementation of a national system.”

Preliminary program and registration information will be published in April.  Individuals who want to be included on the mailing list can go to www.animalagriculture.org, click on the ID/INFO EXPO logo and fill out an online information request form.

NIAA's mission is to provide forums for building consensus and advancing solutions for animal agriculture and to provide continuing education and communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals.

National Institute for Animal Agriculture