Cattle producers will head to Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 3-5 for the 2018 National Angus Convention and Trade Show, as well as the fourth-annual Angus Genomics Symposium. Sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek, the Angus Genomics Symposium will host speakers to discuss the newest genetic advances in the beef industry and the Angus breed.
Max Armstrong, whose voice is easily recognized as an agricultural broadcasting legend, will host the morning sessions. Mark McCully, vice president of production at Certified Angus Beef, will lead off the discussion on Saturday, Nov. 3. Keynote speaker Dr. Spencer Wells, a geneticist, anthropologist and explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, will follow.
“Spencer Wells is one of the world’s foremost experts in consumer genomics,” said Clint Mefford, American Angus Association director of communications. “The Association and Neogen GeneSeek are proud to deliver an engaging platform where Angus breeders can learn about the exciting advances the world of genomics is making.”
Wells will talk of his more than a decade of experience in the genetics field. Working as an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Center and director of the Geographic Project, his work focused on collecting and analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This data collection launched the consumer genomics industry and dives into the question of how our ancestors populated the planet.
Visit www.angusconvention.com to access the convention schedule, tradeshow information and much more.