AMES, Iowa — Building on the popularity of the first Beef Nutrition Research Showcase in 2011, Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the next event to be held Thursday, Oct. 3. Planners hope that having the showcase the same day as a home night Iowa State football game will enable more people to attend.
“The research showcase is just that – a look at the wide variety of research happening at Iowa State,” said Joe Sellers, beef specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “The showcase 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.”
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.
The printable event flyer includes the agenda, sponsor listing and preregistration information:
Thanks to sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health, the entire Beef Nutrition Research Showcase is free. However, it’s important to preregister to assure adequate transportation, materials and meal counts for attendees. Please preregister no later than Wednesday, Sept. 25, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or calling 515-294-2333 with the name and address of each attendee.
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