North Central U.S. Animal Health Association Conference

Kansas is pleased to host the North Central U.S. Animal Health Association for their 2013 annual conference in Manhattan on May 13-16. The conference will attract leading animal health officials from states in the north central region, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The conference is an opportunity for animal health officials to collaborate, discuss and learn from each other, keynote speakers and other industry leaders about important industry issues.


To register for the 2013 NCUSAHA Conference, please complete the Registration Form available at the link below and email to Kate Bormann, Education and Event Coordinator, at

Registration Form

A registration fee of $60 for conference participants may be submitted by mailing a check addressed to the Kansas Department of Agriculture to:

Kate Bormann
Kansas Department of Agriculture
109 SW 9th Street, 4th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

Or by paying via credit card by utilizing the form available at the link below. Please email the form, with your registration form, to

Credit Card Payment Form

Please plan to arrive to Manhattan by 5:30 PM to attend an optional opening reception, with appetizers and drinks, at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, directly across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn.


Why Kansas?

As a state, Kansas is recognized as a global leader in the animal health industry and is home to the Animal Health Corridor in Kansas City. The Animal Health Corridor is responsible for 32% of the $19 billion in sales the animal health industry conducts each year. A full listing of companies that are active in the Animal Health Corridor can be found at the corridor’s website at

Why Manhattan, KS?

Manhattan is located in the heart of northeast Kansas’ scenic Flint Hills. First settled in 1855, the Manhattan community is located 120 miles west of Kansas City and is home to Kansas State University, the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) and is the future home of the National Bio & Agro-Defense Facility. Kansas State University is recognized as a leading university in animal health and veterinary research and educational programming.

For more information about Manhattan and all that the town has to offer, please visit the community’s website at For more information about Kansas State University, please visit the university’s website at

Hotel & Conference Information

The 2013 NCUSAHA conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 South 3rd St., Manhattan, KS 66502. A set of rooms have been blocked for conference attendants at the hotel, please call and make your reservation by April 13 to reserve within the block and to receive the discounted block rate. Rooms may be reserved within the block via phone by calling their check-in desk at 1-785-532-9116.

The hotel does have a hotel shuttle to and from the Manhattan airport that can be reserved when booking hotel rooms.

Airport Information

If you are planning to fly to Kansas to attend the conference, airports within close proximity to Manhattan include.

Manhattan Regional Airport {MHK}
Driving Distance from Hotel: 10 minutes

Kansas City International Airport {MCI}
Driving Distance from Hotel: 2.5 hours

The hotel does have a hotel shuttle to and from the Manhattan airport that can be reserved when booking hotel rooms.

Gift Exchange

Please plan to bring a gift from your state to share in the Gift Exchange on the final day of the conference. The gift should showcase agriculture, the animal health industry, etc. in your home state. Value of gift should not exceed $50. Please plan to bring a gift to share!


Please contact one of the event coordinators with any questions or concerns.

Kate Bormann, 785-296-7063, • Kendra Frasier, 785-230-7381, Kendra.