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SW Nutrition and Management Conference is Feb. 20-21


One of the largest gatherings of West Coast dairy and beef nutritionists, consultants, veterinarians  and researchers will be attending the 2014 Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference in Feb. 20-21 in Tempe, Arizona.

This conference provides dairy producers and managers the opportunity to learn cutting edge research in cattle nutrition, metabolism and management as well as valuable networking with key personnel in the dairy and beef industries.

The tentative schedule includes the annual golf tournament on Feb. 19.

The program opens at 7 a.m. on Feb. 20  with University of Illinois’ Mike Hutgens. Speakers include Bill Weiss with Ohio State and Geoff Zanton of Novus International.

Pioneers in Nutrition awards will be presentd by Dr. Robert Collier of University of Arizona. The conference concludes at noon on Feb. 21.

There is no on-line registration for the conference. To obtain a registration form, go to www.cals.arizona.edu/ans/swnmc/allforms_2013.pdf. l For more information on the Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference or the annual golf tournament contact Julie Stefanic at 520-626-1754 or Stefanic@email.arizona.edu.

The conference will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center, 60 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281; phone 800-547-8705. When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Southwest Nutrition and Management Conference block. Room rates (while available) are $215.00 plus tax per night. Accommodations should be secured as soon as possible. Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center provides airport shuttle service. Contact hotel directly for more information.