The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) cordially invites you to attend the Farm Animal Integrated Research (FAIR) 2012 conference to be held on March 4-6, 2012 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA.
The purpose of the FAIR 2012 conference is multifaceted. The main objective is to convene and conduct a national forum involving leaders in many fields and roles to discuss and establish consensus priorities for animal agricultural research, education, and extension activities that can be used by federal research agencies, the allied animal industry, and state agencies. An outcome of the conference will be the creation of a document that can be used as a resource for policy makers and others engaged in the common goal to improve and sustain animal agriculture. It is our intention that this document will be a guide to further enhancement of efficient and sustainable farm animal production systems in order to meet the increased global demand for food by 2050. Please note that the last national forum on this topic (FAIR 2002) was held in April 1999. Recommendations from FAIR 2002 are available at: http://www.fass.org/fair2002.pdf.