A conference focusing on using hoop barns and bedding to raise livestock is slated for Sept. 14 at the Gateway Center in Ames, IA.

Participants will be able to step inside a virtual hoop structure developed at Iowa State University.

Speakers from Australia, Canada, England, The Netherlands and the Ukraine will share details about how hoops and bedded systems are used in their homelands.

For information or to download a registration form, visit www.abe.iastate.edu/ABLS/ or call Kathy Roth Eastman at (515) 255-0882 or e-mail kathyeastman@mchsi.com.