Registration is Open for 79th MN Nutrition Conference

Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 79th Minnesota Nutrition Conference taking place at Verizon Center in Mankato, MN, September 19 and 20, 2018.

Register today!

Pre-registration is $200 through August 12, 2018 ($225 on-site). Students pay only $40 (with discount code). Request your discount code from Bonnie Rae ( before registering.

The Pre-Conference Symposium, “New Innovations for the Use of the Soybean”, sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, kicks off on the morning of September 19.

“Challenges Facing Animal Production” is the theme of the General program beginning after lunch on the 19th. Nutriad is sponsoring the keynote speaker, Robert Saik, Professional Agrologist and Certified Agricultural Consultant with Saik Management Group.

The Welcome Reception, on the evening of the 19th, will be sponsored by Alltech. The Welcome Reception is a fun opportunity to mingle and network with industry colleagues and others.

Beginning on the morning of September 20, species sessions (Ruminant, Non-Ruminant and Equine) will run concurrently throughout the day. Look for the agenda on the conference website.

There are block of rooms at a special rate for conference attendees at two hotels in within walking distance of Verizon Center (City Center Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn). Look for details online at

We hope you will join us for the upper Midwest’s premier livestock nutrition conference!

We also encourage you to attend:

Midwest ARPAS Professional Development Conference on Communications Skills

Midwest Chapter of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist (ARPAS) will be offering a Professional Development Conference (PDC) to all animal scientists on September 18, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Verizon Center in Mankato, MN – the afternoon prior to the Minnesota Nutrition Conference.

This conference will assist professionals in agriculture to rise to the top of their field through focus on key development skills beyond those traditionally taught through formal education. Participants will learn the value of continuous professional development as well as fundamental communications skills and their importance in a successful career. Additionally, participants will learn the importance of intent in communication, recognize the importance of building trust in professional relationships, practice effective listening and question asking, and complete a listening profile for a more personalized and interactive training. In short, this fun and engaging conference will train and develop skills implemented across various communication styles and can easily be applied in all areas of life.

Register early! The cost of the conference is $60 for ARPAS members through September 1; $75 for non-members and registrations after September 1 or at the door. Registration is available on the ARPAS website or follow the link from the Minnesota Nutrition Conference website.