The Center for Food Animal Wellbeing will host its second annual symposium Aug. 9 on advances and current issues in food animal wellbeing.

The center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Speakers include:


  • Alice Johnson, vice president of food safety, corporate quality, animal welfare and government and public affairs with Butterball LLC
  • Karen Christensen, technical director, O.K. Foods and president of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization
  • Amanda Radke, rancher, motivational speaker and author
  • Gail Golab, director, American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Division
  • Chris Ashworth, senior dairy specialist, Elanco
  • Candace Croney, associate professor of animal sciences, Purdue University
  • Elizabeth Rumley, staff attorney, National Agricultural Law Center
  • Michael Formicella, president and co-owner of Chella Foods, Chicago
  • Charlie Arnot, chief executive officer for the Center for Food Integrity

Registration information and the program are online. The deadline to register is Aug. 3.