Animal Science Committee



THANK YOU to those who presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting & Professional Improvement Conference in Indiana. There were 22 excellent presentations given, covering a broad range of topics.


2019 Animal Science Pre-Conference Tour




The tour started in Louisville, KY on Thursday evening. Thanks to some generous sponsors, the cost was only $200 per participant, including lodging and meals.

Stop #1: North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) facility

Stop #2: Rosenbaum Farms – cow/calf operation




Stop #3: Indiana Beef Evaluation Program (IBEP) at the Feldun-Purdue Agriculture Center

Stop #4: Rose Acre Farms – 2nd largest egg producer in the U.S.

Stop # 5: Poe Hampshires – well-known sheep operation





Supper with representatives from Elanco Animal Health & Purina Animal Nutrition

Stop #6: Meadowlane Farms – contracted pork production & custom manure application

Stop #7: Fair Oaks Farms – dairy production & large-scale agritourism; lunch with CEO & discussion about transparency in animal agriculture





Stop #8: Rochester Livestock Auction – member of Livestock Marketing Association

Stop #9: Joseph Decuis Farm – Wagyu beef operation, entertainment venue, & fine dining restaurant



The tour group arrived in Fort Wayne, IN at the annual meeting location on Saturday evening.


2020 Animal Science Pre-Conference Tour

Tentative plans are to gather in Roanoke, VA on the evening of July 16, 2020 and tour across the state, ending in Virginia Beach the evening of July 18, 2020. Stay tuned for more information.

2017 Animal Science Pre-Tour Information


2018 Animal Science Committee & Pre-Tour Information


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