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USDA Listening Sessions – Let Us Know You Will Attend!

The Unity Committee, and the four organizations that they represent (WHOA, WHTA, TWHBEA and The Celebration), feel that the USDA Listening Sessions are vital opportunities for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry to be heard.  As member driven organizations, we would like to know if you will be attending one or more of these sessions.  If you are, please email Christy Lantis at or Tam Brogdon at with your name, the session(s) that you will attend, and if you plan to speak.

Please be sure to register for the session(s)!

The listening sessions are planned for the following dates and locations:

• March 7 – 9am to 1pm; Springhill Suites, 5800 High Point Drive, Irving, TX 75038
• March 8 – 9am to 1pm; University Plaza Hotel, 333 John Q Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806
• March 15 – 9am to 1pm; Kentucky Horse Park (South Theatre), 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
• March 22 – 9am to 1pm; Doubletree Ontario Airport, 222 N. Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764
• March 23 – 9am to 1pm; Phoenix Inn Suites, 3410 Spicer Road SE, Albany, OR 97322
• March 27 – 9am to 1pm; Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801
• March 29 – 9am to 1pm; Mississippi State University – College of Forest Resources/Forest and Wildlife Research Center Department of Forest Products Facilities, 100 Blackjack Road, Starkville, MS 39759
• April 4 – 9am to 1pm; Doubletree Murfreesboro Hotel, 1850 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
• April 10 – 9am to 1pm; USDA APHIS Headquarters, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737

Speakers will be limited to 5 minutes in order to ensure everyone registered will have the opportunity to have their comments heard. If you have written comments, you may leave them with the USDA officials at the session.

Online registration is available on the APHIS Animal Care website at


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