Iowa State University’s popular Beef Nutrition Research Showcase returns for a third time on Friday, October 2 and all are welcome at this free event. Iowa Beef Center and ISU beef nutrition faculty and staff planning the event said the 2015 event builds on the successful format of past showcases with classroom style learning and on-farm tours highlighting a wide variety of research happening at Iowa State.

Associate animal science professor Stephanie Hansen said the showcase begins and ends at the ISU Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center and will be held rain or shine. The Hansen Center is located south of campus at 2516 Mortensen Road, Ames. 

"The event starts with registration at the Hansen Center from 9:30 to 10 a.m. where we will have research and sponsor presentations, followed by lunch," Hansen said. "Attendees will hear about a variety of Iowa State research topics, including feed efficiency, mineral nutrition, novel feedstuffs and grazing management techniques."

Also during the morning session, ISU Extension livestock economist Lee Schulz will give a presentation on the market outlook for the beef industry. During lunch, participants will get updates from program sponsor Elanco Animal Health. Buses will then transport attendees to the ISU Beef Nutrition Farm where tours of several cattle trials will take place. This portion of the program will run until approximately 3 p.m. and buses will transport people back to the Hansen Center.

The printable event flyer includes the agenda, sponsor listing and preregistration information. See it here.

Thanks to sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health, the entire Beef Nutrition Research Showcase is free. However, it’s important to preregister to assure adequate transportation and materials, and an accurate meal count for attendees. Please preregister no later than Friday, September 25, by email to beefcenter@iastate.eduor or call 515-294-2333 with the name and address of each attendee.