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The 2008 Conference
of the
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

Shorthorn Oxen

Multi-Tasking Livestock
Adapted Breeds for Productive Farms

September 19-21, 2008

Hosted by
Tillers International
Scotts, Michigan

 

Join ALBC for a special conference with seminars that focus on integrating multi-tasking livestock for productive farms. Tillers International will be our host and venue for this conference. Their unique farm and mission demonstrate the value of multi-tasking livestock breeds. Friday ALBC will hold pre-conference hands-on workshops, the conference on Saturday will have several concurrent sessions to chose from. Friday and Saturday nights will feature special meals which will include rare breeds in the menu. There will be opportunities for members to network and share their experiences, successes, and hopes. Plan to stay and enjoy the Southwest Michigan Harvest Fest on Sunday as well. **Note: the Harvest Fest starts at 11:30am, not 8 am**


 

Tiller's International:
10515 East OP Avenue, Scotts, MI 49088, phone: (269) 626-0223 or (800) 498-2700
email:tillers@tillersinternational.org, www.tillersinternational.org

Airport:
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport. Travel distance to hotel is 2 miles. To Tillers International 10 miles – about 15-20 minutes.

Accomodations:
Best Western Hospitality Inn (3640 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001) is the Headquarters hotel. Mention the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy to receive the special rates of $69.99-$89.99 (Thursday and Sunday nights are at the lower rate, Friday and Saturday nights at the higher rate). The phone number is (269) 381-1900. A courtesy shuttle to and from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport is available daily.

Other accommodations in the area: Econo Lodge: (269) 388-3551, Country Inn and Suites Carlson: (269) 382-2303, Lees Inn and Suites Kalamazoo: (269) 382-6100.

 

**Online registration is closed but you can still walk-in and attend! On Wednesday, September 17, please call the office: 919-542-5704 and speak with Michele. After September 17, please call the Best Western Hospitality Inn (listed above) and leave a message for Angelique Thompson or show up at one of the check-in places listed below. The Chicken workshop on Friday afternoon is FULL. Thank you and we hope to see you this weekend!**

 

Check-in:

Check-in for the pre-conference clinics and conference

Friday, September 19:
Tiller’s International, 8am-9am, 1:00pm-1:30pm
Zazio’s Italian Bistro (for pig workshop), 8:30am –9am
Best Western, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Food Dance Café 6pm -7 pm

Saturday, September 20:
Tiller's International, 7:30am-8:30am

 

Maps and Directions
Directions and Addresses (.doc, .pdf)
Map from Kalamazoo Airport to Best Western (.pdf)
Map to Tiller's (.pdf)
Map to Zazio's Italian Bistro and Food Dance Cafe (.pdf)