Welcome to Angus Production Inc.'s (API's) coverage of the 2011 Range Beef Cow Symposium, which is scheduled to be Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Mitchell Event Center, Mitchell, Neb. The event center is located at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds.
The Range Beef Cow Symposium is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and animal science departments of the University of Wyoming, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska. The biennial symposium has a reputation of being an excellent educational program, offering practical production management information since the first symposium in Chadron, Neb., in 1969.
The event rotates between Colorado, western Nebraska, western South Dakota and Wyoming. Focusing on beef production issues in the Western states, the symposium regularly attracts 800-1,200 attendees and more than 80 agribusiness booth vendors for the three-day event.
The Bull Pen Sessions, which this year will be at the Gering Civic Center, Gering, Neb., are one of the most popular aspects of the symposium. This is a time for attendees to have considerable discussion with the speakers and an opportunity to ask specific questions. The majority of symposium speakers on Tuesday and Wednesday will be present in the evening following their presentations.
Commercial displays representing many segments of the industry are an integral part of the symposium. Exhibitors will be present to introduce new products and discuss their product lineups.
Prior to the conference, this web site will feature hotel and registration information, a schedule of the symposium and an archive of API coverage of the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 events. During and after the conference, API will post summaries of the sessions, along with the PowerPoint presentations and proceedings, if available, and video coverage as provided by the American Angus Association public relations team. Go to the Newsroom page for coverage.
Symposium registration, including three days and two lunches, is $90 if paid prior to Nov. 20. Single-day registrations and student registrations are also available. To register online to attend the conference, click here.
The conference committee is accepting vendor signup now. One 10x10-foot space with an 8-ft. table and one registration is $600. You can purchase two exhibit spaces for $800. Outdoor or outbuilding exhibit space and corporate break sponsorships are also available. To reserve online your exhibit space, click here.
For more information about the symposium, contact Karla Jenkins at 308-632-1245. For more information about this site, contact Shauna Hermel at 816-383-5270.
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