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Beef Improvement Federation’s annual meeting to be held in person

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TIMELY INFORMATION: For the first time since 2019, the BIF annual meeting will be held in person. Director Dan Loy says, “People are ready to gather for timely and useful information.
BIF meeting and research symposium June 22-25 will include educational programming, tours and a special young producer symposium.

For the first time in two years, the Beef Improvement Federation's annual meeting and research symposium will be held in person. The event is June 22-25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

"We've been working for nearly two years on the program, speakers, tours and logistics of this great event," says Dan Loy, Iowa Beef Center director and Iowa State University Extension beef specialist. "Especially because COVID forced the in-person aspect to be withdrawn in 2020, we know people are ready to gather for timely and useful information from experts and to learn about the Iowa beef industry through tours."

The symposium features two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours, with a special young producer symposium during the first afternoon.

General sessions are set for the mornings of June 23-24, and panel discussions on a variety of beef production and genetic improvement topics begin late each morning and continue through those afternoons.

Following the second full day's sessions, attendees will have an evening social and dinner at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on the ISU campus in Ames.

"We're looking forward to hosting the group and showing them the facility," Loy says. "It will be a great ending to the day's events."

Registration is open and hotel information is available on the symposium website:

  • Early registration (May 14 deadline) is $345; $125 for students.
  • Full registration (May 15 and after) is $395; $145 for students.
  • Tours: $45, East Tour capacity is 52; West Tour capacity is 40.
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