The Calgary Stampede is about celebrating our western roots and bringing out the inner cowboy in all of us. The Beef business continues to play a huge role in that history and will play a role in the future. On July 10th I will be attending the International Livestock Congress (ILC), Beef 2009: Firing Up Science and Innovation during the Stampede and based on what I am hearing from people you should too. There are many indutry related meeting through the season but ILC seems to draw the “people” in the business. Known as a great networking event, I am looking forward to trying to get a great handle on where the attendees and speakers think the Canadian beef business needs to move in the future.
I will be covering the event with video interviews and Twitter but I do encourage you to attend in person and view my coverage later as a reminder and archive. This will be similiar to my coverage of the Crop Production Show and Tiffin Conference earlier this year. I get invited to many industry events and the ILC 2009 is on my calendar for this year so I hope to see you there. If you want to meet up at the conference please send me an email.