Animal Agriculture Alliance extends early-bird rates for 2018 Summit

Discounted registration rates for Stakeholders Summit now available through April 10

April 2, 2018 – Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced early-registration rates for the 2018 Stakeholders Summit will be extended through April 10 due to popular demand. The event, themed “Protect Your Roots,” is set for May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. To register, visit

The event will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Speakers will explore topics from the future of consumer choice and working with journalists to ‘no antibiotics ever’ animal production and debunking myths about animal agriculture’s environmental impact.

“We are excited to have such an impressive line-up of speakers and sessions this year,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Alliance president and CEO. “The Summit gives attendees the opportunity to hear about emerging issues from the leading experts in the field. Registration numbers are exceeding our expectations and we are on track for another record-breaking crowd!”

Winners from the Alliance’s 2017 College Aggies Online scholarship program will also take the stage during Summit to be recognized in front of hundreds of industry professionals. The 2018 program is set to kick off in early September. Individuals must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student or be in professional school as of Fall 2018. Collegiate clubs are also invited to participate. Interested students can sign up at

Be sure to check the Summit website for the most up-to-date Summit information. You can also follow the hashtags #AAA18 and #ProtectYourRoots for periodic updates about the event. For general questions about the Summit please contact or call (703) 562-5160.

Get involved:

Show your support for the Alliance’s outreach efforts by becoming an official Summit sponsor today! For a complete listing of the 2017 Summit sponsors or to see the 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please visit For more information, contact Allyson Jones-Brimmer at

Thank you to our 2018 Summit sponsors: Watt Global Media, Farm Journal Media, Meatingplace, National Pork Producers Council, American Feed Industry Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, United Soybean Board, Council for Biotechnology Information, DairyMAX/Western Dairy Association, Elanco, Farm Credit Council, National Turkey Federation, Summit Livestock Facilities, United Egg Producers, Cobb-Vantress Inc., National Biodiesel Board, Protect the Harvest, The Mosaic Company, Agri Beef, American Veal Association, BPI Technology, Inc., Food Industry Environmental Network, Fur Commission USA, Kemin, National Chicken Council, Vivayic, Kglobal, North Carolina Farm Bureau, Eggland’s Best and Brakke Consulting, Inc.

The Alliance also thanks the following members for their continued support of Summit and other Alliance programs: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, Merck Animal Health, Charleston|Orwig, Diamond V, Zoetis, Alltech, Inc., Aviagen Group, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health, Cargill, Cattle Empire, LLC, Genus PLC – PIC/ABS, Hendrix Genetics, Hy-Line North America LLC, National Turkey Federation, Nutrien, Provimi North America, Inc., Seaboard Foods LLC, Smithfield Hog Production and Iowa Soybean Board.

About the Alliance:

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. We connect key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues. We engage food chain influencers and promote consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. We protect by exposing those who threaten our nation’s food security with damaging misinformation.

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