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ALBC will once again be hosting a poster session at the 2011 annual conference. We invite all conference attendees to create and bring (or ship) a poster showing their farm and livestock.Time will be allotted for members to meet and informally share their experiences and ideas with other attendees. Posters can be made using collages of photos, or you can express your creative talents and design one to advertise the products, activities, and disciplines of your farm. Awards will be offered, see below for details.

The networking between fellow stewards has always been one of the highly valued aspects of ALBC conferences. The ALBC poster session will help support this networking and offer members a way to show each other what they have been talking about. So get busy and create a poster to bring along – after all a picture is worth a thousand words.

Two poster awards will be given by ALBC for: (1) best poster design, and (2) most informative poster. Awards will be announced Saturday evening.

What is a “Poster”?
A poster is an opportunity to provide a “snapshot” of a farm, project, activity, or a program. It allows the presenter an informal and casual venue to promote his or her ideas or projects in a conference setting.

Poster Format
The posters should be single panel no larger than 40 inches wide and 40 inches tall. They must be solid enough to be able to be placed on an easel. Each poster should contain:

1. A title. Recommended font is 72 pt.
2. List of authors, and author affiliations. Recommended font is 36-42 pt.                                       
3. A brief description of the project or topic. Recommended font is 20-24 pt.
4. Section headings. Recommended font is 28-32 pt.
5. Text with tables and/or figures if needed. Recommended font is 20-24 pt.
6. Pictures of farm, livestock, and/or disciplines. Recommended size is 3.5”x5” or larger.
7. Acknowledgements and references cited. Recommended font is 20-24 pt.

Presenters are invited to attach an envelope containing ten to twenty 8”x11.5” printed copies of the poster, farm brochures, or business cards with contact information, to hand out to inquirers during the session.

Poster Presentation
Presenters are expected to:
1. Deliver the poster to ALBC staff upon check in for the conference or no later than Friday
evening November 11th.
2. Provide brief and concise descriptions of the poster during the poster session
3. Reclaim their poster after the poster session (if wanted).

 For information about submitting a poster, contact
jberanger@albc-usa.org or call (919) 542-5704.