Producers Reminded to Register for 2013 ISU Beef Nutrition Research Showcase



AMES, Iowa – Those interested in what’s happening in the area of beef nutrition research at Iowa State University should register by Sept. 25 for the “Beef Nutrition Research Showcase” set for Oct. 3. The event will offer a look at the variety of related research underway at ISU, including at the ISU Beef Nutrition Farm.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers said 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,” he said. “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.”

The printable event flyer includes the agenda, sponsor listing and preregistration information. See it at http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/events/ResearchShowcaseFlyer2013.pdf.

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 online.

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 beefcenter@iastate.edu or jrober@iastate.edu or by calling 515-294-2333 with the name and address of each attendee.

Stephanie Hansen, assistant animal science professor, said 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 said. “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.

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