"I want to thank NIAA for a very impressive 2011 conference and general session. The content, order of the program and overall efficiency made me very proud of NIAA and our mission." — Kevin Maher, President, GlobalVetLink, LC, NIAA Member
It is estimated that by 2050 nearly twice as much food will need to be produced to feed the world’s growing population! With limited resources, it will be even more important that animal agriculture continue to produce food, milk and fiber in responsible and sustainable ways that meet consumers’ expectations.
The 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture will explore the growing necessity of involving consumers as stakeholders in food production. As stakeholders, consumers need to have accurate and complete information on the many issues surrounding meat, dairy and fiber production in order to understand the importance of evolving production practices. Areas to be explored will include the elements of a stable food supply; food security; food safety; animal agriculture’s importance in the ecosystem; and effective ways to communicate with stakeholders.