The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) has selected Salt Lake City as the site of the organization's annual meeting, which will be held Oct. 26-28.



"Salt Lake City provides us with a unique venue for the meeting," says Ken Hilton, CAC, president of ASAC and president of Red Wing Software, Red Wing, Minn. "Our membership is truly scattered around the United States and this will provide us with a better opportunity for our members to have a Rocky Mountain meeting experience."



The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake City Plaza Hotel, which is on Temple Square in the heart of the city, explains Bill Zweigbaum, CACI, president-elect to ASAC. Zweigbaum is a vice president/business consultant with First Pioneer Farm Credit based in Greenwich, N.Y.



"No formal theme has been set as yet, however, the program will have a heavy focus on personal and professional development as well as a 'muddy boots' tour of regional agricultural," he explains. "We also hope to capitalize on the unique character of Salt Lake City with some spouse activities focused on genealogy.



"All told, the three-day program will have a lot of content available to anyone who attends," Zweigbaum stated. He noted that all the sessions as well as the organization's business meeting are open to anyone with an interest in agriculture, both domestic and international.



ASAC is a nonprofit organization oriented around raising the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants. "ASAC has always been a premier society where agricultural consultants from all diverse disciplines can join together to exchange ideas, learn, connect and network with fellow members," said Hilton. He noted that while the membership tends to be based in the United States, the scope of its work is very much international in nature.