From Aug. 23-26, 2013, The Fifth China Alfalfa Development Conference was solemnly held by China Animal Agriculture Association in Ar-Horqin-Banner, Chifeng City , Inner Mongolia . About 800 people from research institutes, enterprises, government and media took part in the conference.
This conference is held at the time when the Alfalfa-promoted Diary Industry Rejuvenation Campaign enters its second year. Based on the theme of High-quality, Efficiency, Healthy, Sustainable, the conference discussed mainly alfalfa industry development mode in the new situation and existing problems, ways to promote industrialization of alfalfa, ways to improve milk quality and other problems.
Lu Xinshi, President of China Grassland Association chaired the conference. He Xintian, Party Secretary of National Animal Husbandry Service and Secretary-General of China Animal Agriculture Association, Wang Yuming, Vice President of People' Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Mu Yuan, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Department of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Bao Manda, Mayor of Chifeng City of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and Zhou Chunyi, Party Secretary of Ar-Horqin-Banner, Chifeng of Inner Mongolia made keynote speech on the conference. During the opening ceremony, President Lu Xinshi announced the results of the 2013 National Quality Alfalfa Products Contest. Winners of the Contest were awarded on the spot. Meanwhile, The Foundation Laying Ceremony of the Chifeng Quality Forage Processing Service Park, China Hay Capital Tablet Awarding Ceremony, Unveiling Ceremony of the Inner Mongolia Grassland School , Unveiling Ceremony of PhD Working Station of Chifeng Grass Research Institution, and Contract-Signing Ceremony were held concurrently with the conference.
Participants also enjoyed varieties of programs, including the presentations, interactive forums, exhibition and field trip. Deng Rongzhen, Deputy Director of National Dairy Industry Administration Office outlined the policy of Alfalfa-promoted Diary Industry Rejuvenation Campaign and its implementation. Daniel Putnam form UC Davis and Dan Undersander from University of Wisconsin made presentations on the alfalfa development in U.S. and ways to harvest quality alfalfa respectively. Besides, famous experts, entrepreneurs, official leaders were invited to make presentations on the existing problems of alfalfa production, management, market and investment, and make prediction on the trend of alfalfa development in the future. The conference ambience is warm and animated with participants actively taking part in the interactive discussion program.
Participants also visited the Chifeng Quality Forage Processing Park , the Fourth Genetic-improved Cattle and Sheep Contest and Ar-Horqin-Banner Quality Forage Demo, where they saw alfalfa trial field, large alfalfa machinery, and different irrigation methods.
To reminisce Comrade Hong Fuzeng, famous Chinese agriculture scientists, leader of modern grassland industry and the former Vice-minister of MOA, and carry on the scientific concept Small Grass, Big Undertaking, to which he dedicated all his life, the conference held the Hong Fuzeng Memorizing Exhibition during the conference period. The Exhibition attracted many grass people, who were then inspired to make more efforts to the grassland industry.
During the conference, About 30 famous companies from both home and abroad displayed their products in and outside the conference hall, including some machinery companies, trade companies, seed companies, irrigation companies, attracting many fairgoers.
This conference owns its success, to the great support of the People's Government of Chifeng City, Animal Husbandry Department of Inner Mongolia, People's Government of Ar-Horqin-Banner, to the great support from the Animal Husbandry Department of MOA, National Animal Husbandry Service, Chinese Grassland Society, China Dairy Association and National Forage Industry Technology System, to the active participation of the grass people, to the depth report and concern of the Media.
Liu Jiawen, Deputy Director of Grassland Supervision Center of MOA, Li Weiwei, Chief of Grassland Division of Animal Husbandry Department of MOA, Yuan Xujiang, Chief of Grassland Division of National Animal Husbandry Department, Hong Baochang, Deputy Director of National Grass Products Quality Monitoring, Supervision and Testing Center, Yin Chengwen, Deputy Secretary-General of CAAA, liu Zhiren, Counsel of State Council, Wang Kun, Secretary-General of Chinese Grassland Society, Zhang Yingjun, Chief Scientist of National Forage Industry Technology System, and official leaders from People's Government of Ar-Horqin-Banner, Chifeng City, and Inner Mongolia attended the conference.The Sixth China Alfalfa Development Conference will be held in 2015. See you then!
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