In a time of increased focus on how food is produced, consumers and producers alike are searching for ways to understand and communicate each other's role in food production. The 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) will explore the role and responsibilities of producers in this crucial interface, the elements of a stable food supply, food security, food safety, animal agriculture's importance in the ecosystem and effective ways to communicate with stakeholders.
The conference, open to anyone interested in animal agriculture, is schedule for April 11-14 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to two general sessions, NIAA committees and councils will focus on issues within specific areas of animal agriculture production, animal health, animal care, emergency management and advocacy and will also have nationally known speakers addressing specific challenges as well as latest research studies and results.
More information on the 2011 NIAA Annual Conference, as well as registration information, is available at www.animalagriculture.org.