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Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference to mark its 75th year



The Minnesota Nutrition Conference (MNC) will hold its 75th annual conference on September 17-18, 2014 at Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.

MNC is the upper Midwest’s premier educational event for livestock industry professionals and nutrition consultants to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. The conference will recognize its 75th year with the theme “Learning from the Past; Preparing for the Future”.

The program will feature sessions that are divided into three substantive categories: Ruminant, Non-Ruminant and Equine. It will include 22 featured speakers representing industry, government and academia from across the country, 8 University of Minnesota research updates and 1 roundtable with 5 equine industry experts.

As in years past, a compilation of all speaker manuscripts and abstracts, and recognition of sponsors will be included in the official conference Proceedings. The conference has applied for 12 continuing education credits and 6 equine credits from the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine and 12 continuing education credits from ARPAS.

“As we mark the 75th year of the Minnesota Nutrition Conference, we are proud to present some of the finest experts in the animal nutrition field to share the latest research, knowledge and best practices. Conference attendees have a unique opportunity for educational development, networking and professional development,” said Krishona Martinson, PhD, conference co-chair and Equine Extension Specialist for the University of Minnesota.

The conference is grateful for the support from industry sponsors: “We are able to host an event of this caliber because of the support we receive from our industry. We offer a special thank you to all of our conference sponsors,” said John Goihl, conference co-chair and owner of Agri-Nutrition Services, Inc. Sponsorship opportunities are still available through August 1 by contacting Val O’Reilly, val.oreilly@gmail.com.

Early bird-registration is open until September 10. A block of rooms at a group rate has been reserved at the Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel until August 16, 2014. Attendees can call 952-445-9000 (local) or 800-262-7799 (toll-free) and reference the “Minnesota Nutrition Conference” to receive the group rate.

The full conference agenda and the current list of sponsors, among other conference details, can be seen at the Minnesota Nutrition Conference website.