"BioFuels Energy: Animal Agriculture at the Crossroads” is the theme of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Sacramento, Calif., at the Hyatt Regency.   

“With all of the emphasis on BioFuels, what impact will that have on animal agriculture?” questions Jim Fraley, chair of the event's planning committee.  “Will it mean higher feed costs? If so, how will we pass those costs along?  These will be the questions we’ll be examining at the annual meeting” Fraley says.

The Opening General Session on April 2, will present keynote speakers who will kick off this discussion. Multiple seminars hosted by NIAA’s 12 species-based and issue-based committees will address other important issues on April 3 and 4. Then on April 5, as in past years, there will be a special issue-oriented symposium, which will address  the role of animal agriculture and how to protect human health.  Case study scenarios will focus on protecting and safe guarding the U.S. food supply.  More information regarding the one-day symposium will be forthcoming, say event organizers.

“Information regarding session speakers and special events will be updated on the NIAA Web site,” notes Fraley.

Meeting and Symposium Registration, Hotel Reservations and general information, including a tentative schedule of events, are all available on the NIAA Web site at www.animalagriculture.org.

Source: National Institute for Animal Agriculture