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Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers annual banquet

March 27, 2014

Dr. Lance Baumgard  
Dr. Lance Baumgard
Dr. Lance Baumgard
The Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers will be holding their annual banquet in Worthington on Monday, March 31.

This year’s event will feature Dr. Lance Baumgard - Animal Science Professor at Iowa State University (and formerly from Round Lake, MN). Don’t miss Lance’s presentation on “The Misconceptions of Animal Food Products.”

The evening will begin with a ribeye steak supper, with serving beginning at 6:00 p.m. The steaks will be prepared by the Rock/Nobles Cattleman Association. The speaker and annual meeting will follow, at the American Reformed Church in Worthington, Minnesota.

Baumgard pointed out, “There has been and continues to be an unexplainable desire by the health community to associate or link dietary components, particularly animal fat, with human disease (coronary heart disease, cancer, etc.).”

The saturated fat content has historically been the component connection between diet and disease. “However, not only is the link between dietary beef/dairy and disease suspect, there are a variety of micro-components in these high quality foods that are actually potent disease-fighting molecules,” Baumgard added.

Dr. Baumgard is the Norman Jacobson Professor of Nutritional Physiology in the department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. His recent experiments have evaluated how metabolism affects post-absorptive metabolism in lactating and growing farm animals. He also writes and speaks about the controversies regarding diet and human disease.

Lance is a native of Round Lake, and grew up on his grandfather’s swine and row-crop farm. He has an A.A. degree from Worthington Community College, a B.S. and M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from Cornell University. He joined the University of Arizona faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in Spring of 2007. In the spring of 2009, he joined the faculty at Iowa State University.

He has authored or co-authored more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous technical articles for conference proceedings, scientific abstracts, extension publications, and popular press articles. Baumgard has been the investigator on over $5.5 million in research funding. He is also a board-member for the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA), an organization dedicated to the preservation and safeguarding the rights of responsible animal owners.

Lance and his wife, Dr. Aileen Keating, live in Ames with their children, Cian and Medbh.

Presale tickets for the meal are available at First State Bank Southwest. The event is sponsored by Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers, their checkoffs and First State Bank Southwest.

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