Cattle producers and anyone else interested in what's happening in the area of beef nutrition research at Iowa State University should register by September 25 for the "Beef Nutrition Research Showcase" which will be held October 3 on campus at Ames.
ISU Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers says organizers hope that having the showcase the same date as the evening Iowa State-Texas football game will enable more people to attend and learn about the research being done at Iowa State. "The research showcase is just that -- a look at the wide variety of research happening at Iowa State. The event will run from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving everyone plenty of time to attend pre-game activities before the 6:30 p.m. kickoff."
Register now for the cattle nutrition meeting; and order football tickets at this website if you want to attend the game
The printable event flyer includes the agenda, sponsor listing and preregistration information.
To order tickets to the Iowa State versus Texas football game, contact the Iowa State ticket office at 515-294-1816 or 888-478-2925. See location and cost of available tickets here.
Thanks to sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health, the entire Beef Nutrition Research Showcase is free. However, it's important to preregister by the Sept. 25 deadline to assure adequate transportation, materials and meal counts for attendees. Preregister by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] or calling 515-294-2333 with the name and address of each attendee.
Showcase begins and ends at ISU Beef Nutrition farm; will be held rain or shine
Stephanie Hansen, ISU assistant animal science professor, says the showcase begins and ends at the Beef Nutrition farm, and will be held rain or shine. The farm is located at 3405 North Dakota Ave., approximately 4 miles north of the Highway 30/South Dakota Avenue interchange on the southwest corner of Ames. See a map with driving directions here. Signs for parking will be posted.
"The event starts with registration at the farm from 9:30 to 10 a.m. with bus transportation to Kildee Hall on campus for research and sponsor presentations, followed by lunch," Hansen says. "Attendees will hear about a variety of Iowa State research topics, including managing high sulfur diets, vitamin C and meat quality, and mob grazing for wildlife management."
During and after lunch, participants will get updates from program sponsor Elanco Animal Health and farm research equipment sponsors Multimin USA, Micronutrients and Midwest PMS. Buses will then return people to the beef nutrition farm where tours of several research groups and stations will run until the program ends around 3 p.m.