ID/INFO EXPO 2006, a national conference and trade show devoted to animal identification (ID) and information systems technology has been scheduled for Aug. 22-24 in Kansas City, MO.

The annual conference provides the latest information in animal ID systems. A trade show highlighting a variety of animal ID systems is Aug. 22-23.

On Aug. 22, a pre-conference seminar will outline the basics of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) with species working group reports. An in-depth seminar looks at details of the Agriculture Department’s livestock ID programs. A half-day of technology seminars covers animal ID and traceability from leading developers, suppliers and information managers.

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns has been invited to give the keynote address Aug. 23. State legislative efforts to implement NAIS will be reviewed. NAIS education and outreach efforts will be discussed, and a panel will debate the pros and cons of NAIS.

The program Aug. 24 will look beyond NAIS to present a complete focus on the practical application of animal ID solutions.

Online registration is open with early registration discounts available if done by June 30. Meeting and housing details can be found at http://animalagriculture.org//id/IDINFOEXPO2006/Default.htm.