Dr Frank Mittloehner is an animal sciences professor and air quality extension specialist at the University of California at Davis.

The 22nd annual Missouri Livestock Symposium will return to the Kirksville R-III campus this weekend with a full schedule and trade show. Zac Erwin, vice chairman of the organizing committee, says the program Friday evening will be headlined by an air quality expert from the University of California at Davis.

Erwin says different at this year’s event is the presentation of the Missouri Livestock Achievement Award. He adds that the committee decided to no longer limit honorees to the region and instead recognize efforts that have impacted livestock production statewide.

The Missouri Livestock Symposium begins Friday afternoon at four with the trade show, followed by the beef dinner at six and program at seven. Eight different tracks of topics await attendees Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a governor’s style luncheon served from noon to 2.

The symposium is free to attend and takes place at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville. Additional details are available on the symposium’s website.