The American Meat Institute (AMI) is hosting its Fifth Annual Animal Care and Handling Conference, Feb. 27-28, 2003, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, MO.

The program will explore animal welfare, including the latest in animal handling and slaughtering practices; auditing teams and consulting services; product quality; and livestock and poultry production practices.

The National Pork Board will offer its "train the trainer" Trucker Quality Assurance Program in the same hotel a day before the main conference.

To register, log on to MeatAMI.com.