Ag Events Postponed, Changed, Because of Coronavirus

Agriculture events planned for this spring are being impacted by the coronavirus spread in the United States. Alltech will transition ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to a virtual setting because of the outbreak. In a Monday press release, Alltech noted the company will present ONE session topics online, instead of a live event in 2020. The event, planned for May 17-19 in Lexington, Kentucky, annually hosts more than 3,500 attendees from 70 countries. Also, a Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services Department meeting on Dietary Guidelines scheduled this Thursday and Friday will be held online. Meanwhile, Dairy Farmers of America last week announced the postponements of its annual meeting this month. On the DFA annual meeting website, dfa20am.com, the organization states, “out of an abundance of caution, DFA’s Annual Meeting, currently scheduled for March 16-18, is being postponed.” DFA cites coronavirus concerns as the number of cases continues to increase in the United States. DFA had planned the event in Kansas City, Missouri, for roughly 1,500 attendees.