Bio Nebraska and IowaBio Announce 2021 Animal Health in the Heartland Symposium

Press Release from Bio Nebraska and IowaBio

DES MOINES, Iowa and OMAHA, Neb. (July 21, 2021)– Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) and Bio Nebraska announced today that the Animal Health in the Heartland symposium will be held October 12-13, 2021, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. This year’s symposium will return to its traditional two-day, in-person format.

“We are excited to once again welcome in-person attendees to our fifth installment of this symposium,” said Rob Owen, executive director of Bio Nebraska. “The conversations surrounding animal health innovation, management and sustainability remain timely and critical. We look forward to bringing together animal health industry leaders and professionals from across Iowa and Nebraska this fall.”

This year’s symposium features a site tour and networking reception on day one, followed by a substantive agenda packed full of important animal health topics on day two. The agenda includes the following panel discussions:

  • Animal Disease Management and Prevention 
  • New Innovations in Animal Health
  • Industry Sustainability
  • U.S. Policy Outlook

An agenda including developing panel overviews and speakers can be found here.

“We are proud to be working with Bio Nebraska again to host the Animal Health in the Heartland symposium,” said Jessica Hyland, executive director of IowaBio. “This year’s event features exceptional opportunities for networking and learning from our expert presenters and attendees about opportunities in today’s animal health industry.”

For more information or to register for Animal Health in the Heartland, you can visit the event website here.

About Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio)

Since 1994, the Iowa Biotechnology Association (IowaBio) has provided benefits and services to promote the interests and growth of the life sciences industries in Iowa. They are a non-profit, membership-based organization with a diversified membership including industry companies from all segments of biotechnology, universities and colleges, state and federal associations, as well as numerous service and support companies. The Association seeks to promote the success and growth of biotech-based business in Iowa, ultimately securing the state’s strong biotech economy while growing business and increasing our influence nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit

About Bio Nebraska

Founded in 2005, Bio Nebraska is a non-profit trade association dedicated to supporting, promoting and growing Nebraska’s bio-ecosystem. Bio Nebraska represents nearly 90 member companies from all segments of our state’s bio-ecosystem and works to connect the bio-ecosystem to the world to create opportunities for economic development and growth in the state. For more information, visit