April 28-29 – Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel Arlington, VA; 703- 562-5160 or www.animalagalliance.org.

April 30 – Temple Grandin, 7 p.m. lecture on “Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare,” Oregon State University, Milam Auditorium, Corvallis; 541-737-1918, www.templegrandin.com or Oregon State University.

May 9-12 – Animal Transportation Association annual conference, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL; www.aata-animaltransport.org.

May 19-21 – International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; isbcw.beefcattleinstitute.org/

June 7-8 – Minnesota Beef Industry Partner’s Conference, Ruttger’s BayLake Lodge, Deerwood; 763-767-3847.

June 8-10 – Council for Agricultural Science and Technology’s "Sustaining Animal Agriculture: Balancing Bioethical, Economic, and Social Issues" symposium, South Agriculture Building, Washington, D.C.; 515-292-2125 or events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2sfvhf30061f2fe.

June 14-16 – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention and trade show, Pueblo; 303-431-6422 or www.coloradocattle.org.

June 24 – Colorado Livestock Association, “Journey to the Summit” Convention, Marriott-Vail, Vail; 970-378-0500 or www.coloradolivestock.org.

June 24 – Tobacco, Beef & More Field Day, University of Tennessee Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, Springfield, TN; 615-382-3130 or highlandrim.tennessee.edu.

June 28-July 1 – Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn Select Conference Center, Columbia, MO; 866-682-6663 or www.BIF2010.com.

August 12-13—Deep South Stocker Conference, Moultrie, GA; AL, GA, MS beef extension.

September 30—Kansas State University Stocker Conference, Manhattan, KS.