Please note the information below regarding conference registration, lodging reservations and exhibit booths for the Fall Conference of USTFA in Pittsburg-Green Tree, PA in September.
Mark your calendars now! The US Trout Farmers Association (USTFA) has scheduled the 2013 Fall Conference for September 12-14 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pittsburgh-Green Tree, Pa.
With the theme of Partners in Progress, the USTFA conference will focus on how producers and stakeholders working together play such an integral role in the growth, successes and sustainability of the domestic trout industry. Speakers will address a variety of topics, including advances in fish health management, redesigning the Lacey Act, emerging trout pathogens, research achievements, allied industry partnerships, and improvements in waste management. A featured presentation will be Dr. Gary Jensen’s “Lessons Learned about Aquaculture in the United States”, a reflection on realities, considerations for future development and experiences during his 23 years at USDA. Dr. Jensen serves as National Program Leader for Aquaculture and Chair of Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture.
The conference agenda has been set with the USTFA Board of Directors Meeting being held Thursday morning, September 12. The conference and trade show will open on September 12 at 2pm, followed by a President’s Reception that evening. Friday, September 13, will feature a full day of presentations and exhibits, along with lunch, social hour and dinner. An optional tour is scheduled for Saturday.
Pittsburgh-Green Tree , PA provides an excellent site for the USTFA Fall Conference. It is only two and a half miles from downtown Pittsburgh and minutes from museums and stadiums. The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle and free parking at the hotel. A special room rate of $109 (single or double) is being offered to conference attendees. To make reservations, call the DoubleTree Hotel at 800.222.8733. Be sure to mention you are attending the US Trout Farmers Association Meeting.
Those interested in exhibiting or sponsoring an event at the conference are asked to contact the USTFA office firstname.lastname@example.org or 870.850.7900.