Organic Animal Health Symposium

Columbus, OH

Blackwell Inn and Conference Center,2110 Tuttle Park Pl., Columbus, OH

Monday, March 18, 2013 9am 5pm

The event's focus will be on the health of livestock in organic farming systems. Included will be discussions of practices and of needs in future research and education.

Among the speakers will be university faculty and experts from the organic industry. The speakers will include:
--Jennifer Walker, director of stewardship, Dean Foods.
--Pam Ruegg, professor, Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
--Juan Velez, senior vice president of farm operations, Aurora Organic Dairy.
--Mike Lilburn, professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State, who holds joint appointments with Ohio State University Extension and the university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
--Guy Jodarski, staff veterinarian, Organic Valley.
--Paivi Rajala-Schultz, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State.
--Gustavo Schuenemann, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State, and OSU Extension veterinarian.

Admission is free and open to anyone interested in organic farming and livestock health, including scientists, Extension professionals, veterinary practitioners, farmers and consumers. Lunch is included. But advance registration is required by March 11 due to limited space.
Gustavo Schuenemann / 614-292-6924 /

Jeff Workman / 614-292-9453 /