A MEETING ‘NOT TO BE
BOWLING GREEN, KY — With more than 50
speakers ranging from the Secretary of Agriculture’s perspective
regarding current animal ID solutions to discussion on the pro’s and
con’s of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), ID/INFO
EXPO 2006 is a meeting “Not to be missed,” says program chair Robert
The event is scheduled for August 22-24
at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. Early conference
registration and special hotel room rate offers end August 1.
As announced earlier, Secretary Mike
Johanns, U.S. Department of Agriculture, will address the meeting,
Wednesday, August 23. Other key USDA officials responsible for
implementing NAIS will make presentations throughout the three-day
meeting. The meeting will also offer comprehensive focus on providing
practical solutions available to producers and industry today.
In addition, representatives of the NAIS
Species Working Groups will start the 3-day program by updating
attendees on their recommendations and state officials will report on
their implementation status, including premises registration
“We’ll also have an opportunity to hear
not only the attributes of NAIS but all viewpoints regarding the
implementation of a National Animal Identification System,” explains
Fourdraine. “In a special session, several industry representatives
and producers will be on the program to express their concerns.
Amongst the participants in this session will be Mary Zanoni (PhD,
JD), an outspoken critic of NAIS who considers herself an advocate for
sustainable agriculture” says Fourdraine.
ID/INFO EXPO is a national event of the
National Institute for Animal Agriculture, a national trade
association representing all sectors of animal agriculture. For more
information and to register for the event and to make a hotel
reservation online go to
The National Institute for Animal
Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing
solutions for animal agriculture and provides continuing education and
communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is
dedicated to programs that: work towards the eradication of disease
that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote
a safe and wholesome from supply for our nation and abroad; and
promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and
well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.
NOTE THE MEDIA: We are
pleased to announce that Schering-Plough Animal Health and its Global
Animal Management division is sponsoring the NIAA Media to help you
cover this event. Media registration is complimentary. Details
regarding the Secretary of Agriculture’s address will continue to be
updated on the NIAA website.