As the world population continues to grow; safe and wholesome food production remains a top priority. It is essential that livestock producers make themselves familiar with the perceptions and perspectives of animal welfare in relation to consumers, retailers, and advocacy groups.
Four educational programs for livestock producers will be held across Nebraska to address these issues. In addition, these educational programs will provide information on the most current industry issues. Dates and locations for the educational programs are as follows: February 6, 2012: West Point; February 7, 2012: Lincoln; February 8, 2012: Kearney; and February 9, 2012: Gering; registration is at 9:30 am and the program is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The educational programs are designed to give livestock producers the knowledge needed to continue to do what they do best—feed the world. Early bird registration (before February 1, 2012) is $50 per person and $25 for each person from the same operation; registration at the door is $60 per person, and $30 for each additional person from the same operation. Price includes meal, break, and proceedings. These educational programs are being sponsored by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Speakers include: Dr. Candace Croney, Purdue University; Dr. Dan Tompson and Dr. Glynn Tonsor, both from Kansas State University; and Mr. Jim Robb from the Livestock Marketing Information Center.
For more information please contact one of the following Extension Educators, or visit their county website for the program brochure: Lindsay Chichester, Richardson County, 402-245-4324, richardson.unl.edu; Denny Bauer, BKR Counties, 800-634-8951, bkr.unl.edu; or Troy Walz, Custer County, 308-872-6831, custer.unl.edu.
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