MinnWest Technology Campus
MinnWest Technology Campus
Animal Science Conference & Venture Forum





The 4th Annual Animal Science Conference, hosted at the MinnWest Technology Campus, will take place October 1, 2014.
The informative daylong conference will feature speakers and panels covering the latest industry trends and encourage networking. This unique conference covers topics most relevant to animal science producers and industry partners.

Please watch the website as agenda details are announced!

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Who Should Attend?
Animal Science industry representatives, early stage animal science companies, venture capitalists, angels and strategic investors, and others that are important to the success of this niche industry- such as business development, service providers, university representatives and economic development leaders.

Some of the key topic areas covered include:
  • Animal Welfare
  • Food Safety
  • Information Technology
  • Policy and regulatory updates to the Ag and Animal Science Industry
  • Sustainability
2014 Event Highlights
  • Keynote Speaker Announced!
    Charlie Arnot

    Video cameras - third party audits - customer boycotts: Managing the new reality of on-farm animal care

    Public concern for on-farm animal care spikes with each new undercover video. Retailers and their suppliers are imposing new requirements for on-farm animal care to minimize the risk to their brands. Managing on-farm animal care is no longer just about assuring proper husbandry, it's about building support for who you are and what you do. In this interactive session, Charlie Arnot will provide insight on how the current environment evolved, what we can expect going forward, and most importantly what you can do to prepare your business or company for success in this dynamic and volatile new world of animal agriculture.

    About Charlie Arnot:
    Charlie Arnot is recognized as a thought leader in food and agriculture. He is highly regarded as both a writer and sought-after speaker who engages audiences across the globe. Charlie has more than 25 years of experience working in communications, public relations and issues management within the food system. He is the founder and president of CMA, an employee-owned consulting firm with offices in Missouri, Iowa and Ohio. He also serves as CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, a non-profit organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in today's food system.

For more information about the Animal Science Conference or to get involved as a Sponsor or Speaker, please contact Conference Organizer, Sara Stark Mikolich at smikolich@starkgroupinc.com.

Download Sponsorship Opportunities here.


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