Speaker Sensation at the National Angus Convention

September 3, 2015 04:25 AM
Speaker Sensation at the National Angus Convention

The complete program for the 2015 Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show, which takes place Nov. 3-5 in Overland Park, Kan., features an incredible slate of speakers.

Highlights of the week’s events include an International Angus Genomics Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 3, sponsored by Neogen’s GeneSeek Operations, during which keynote speaker and genetics pioneer Richard Resnick will discuss the evolving progress of genomic technology. The afternoon will provide hands-on Genomics Innovation Workshops sponsored by Zoetis.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, returns to follow “A Story of a Steak” and share insights on increasing quality in the nation’s beef production chain. Ken Schmidt, former Harley-Davidson communications director is the morning keynote speaker. The afternoon will feature 21 educational breakouts with emphasis on management, animal health, advertising and marketing, commercial cattle production, ag markets, social media training and low-stress cattle demonstrations.

In response to attendee feedback, there will be a few repeated sessions so there is a better chance of attending all desired sessions.

“We are incredibly proud of the slate of education and entertainment available at the 2015 National Angus Convention,” says Becky Weishaar, Creative Media director and lead contact for the event. “We encourage cattle producers to reserve their place in advance of the early registration deadline of October 2 for only $75 per person. Hotel reservations are also made on the convention website, and the hotel block features a variety of price points and amenities on a first-come, first-serve basis.”

Registration increases to $125 per person from Oct. 3 to Oct. 16. After that date, advance registration will be closed and participants may register onsite for $150 per person. Delegates elected to represent their state during the Association’s Annual Convention may attend the Association business meetings for free; however, participation in convention education, meals, entertainment and trade show requires a full convention registration.

Go online to www.angusconvention.com to access a convention schedule, trade show map and more information on travel arrangements to Overland Park, Kan.

Source: American Angus Association

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