National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) plans to hold its annual conference March 27-28, 2012 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel in Denver, CO.

Themed “Living in a World of Decreasing Resources and Increasing Regulation: How to Advance Animal Agriculture,” the conference will look at challenges such as tight credit, increased capital requirements, environmental regulations, drought and other weather issues, tougher animal care standards and misperceptions about how animals are raised.

In addition, there are species-specific committee meetings, animal health emergency management council, antibiotics council, animal care council, emerging disease council, animal identification and information systems council and global animal health, food security and trade council.

Conference attendees are also invited to participate in a Colorado cattle industry tour on March 29 and attend NIAA post-conference tour to a JBS packing plant and area ranches.

To learn more about the conference, visit http://animalagriculture.org.