News & Views May/June 2019 Edition

2019 USPOULTRY Seminar Schedule Registration Available on Our Website, Feed Mill Management Seminar March 19-20, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Human Resources Seminar April 15-17, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa National Breeders Roundtable May 16-17, St. Louis, Missouri Hilton St. Louis Airport Poultry ProcessorWorkshop May 22-23, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Financial Management Seminar June 24-26, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Hatchery Breeder Clinic July 9-10, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry Sponsored by GeorgiaTech Research Institute, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and USPOULTRY August 12-14, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Women’s Leadership Conference August 15-16, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Live Production,Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar Sponsored by National Chicken Council, NationalTurkey Federation, United Egg Producers and USPOULTRY September 17-18, Nashville,Tennessee Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Environmental Management Seminar September 19-20, Destin, Florida Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar October 3-4, Nashville,Tennessee DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Air Cargo Seminars DatesTBD Miami, Florida NewYork, NewYork Atlanta, Georgia Grower Relations Seminars Scheduled upon industry request PoultryWastewater OperatorsTraining Scheduled upon industry request Financial Management Seminar to Address Daily Poultry and Egg Industry Challenges That Affect the Bottom Line Even in a thriving economy, it is critical for financial managers to stay abreast of shifts in economic drivers, such as tax legislation, export outlooks and other financial matters that affect poultry businesses from day to day. Industry best practices are constantly improving and changing, and it is up to financial managers to ensure that their company’s fiscal goals align with the current state of the industry. Each year, USPOULTRY’s Financial Management Seminar offers a diverse selection of presentations and breakout sessions to help financial managers keep up with the latest trends and best practices in today’s modern poultry industry. This year’s seminar will be held June 24-26, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. “The planning committee has put together a robust agenda that covers a variety of areas, including a Washington update, tax update, economic overview, export update, financial impact of computer fraud and much more. Attendees will leave this year’s seminar with information on current trends and financial understanding of what the future may hold for the poultry industry,” said Greg Finch, CFO, Claxton Poultry Farms, and program committee chairman. The seminar agenda, developed by poultry and egg industry financial professionals, will also include topics such as Business Ethics in Financial Management; Measuring the Environmental and Financial Impact of Sustainability Efforts; The Ops Teams Use of Financial Reports for Strategic Business Decisions; Energy/Utility Markets; and more. There will also be afternoon breakout sessions covering topics that include Turkey and Egg Industry Accounting Challenges, Wayfair Impact on Sales and Income Tax; Payroll / Time and Attendance Systems; and more. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn and network. To register, reserve your room and see the full agenda for the USPOULTRY Financial Management Seminar, go to . 2019 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic to Focus on Best Practices and Performance Efficiencies Everyone knows the saying…behind every successful poultry operation is an equally successful hatchery- breeder management strategy. USPOULTRY’s 2019 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will offer a look at industry updates, best practices, biosecurity challenges and other topics related to chick quality. The annual Clinic, sponsored by USPOULTRY, will be held July 9 – 10, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. “Each year, the program planning committee combines its knowledge and expertise in hatchery and breeder management to develop a program that addresses the relevant topics and issues facing today’s industry. This year’s program will address topics including biosecurity, egg management, Salmonella control, fertility management and much more. To stay up to date on how to increase performance and quality throughout your hatchery and breeder operations, be sure to attend this valuable seminar,” said Patricia Hawkins, live hatchery manager for Tyson Foods Inc., and committee chairperson. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn and network. Reserve your hotel room and register now to secure your spot at this year’s seminar. To register for the 2019 USPOULTRY Hatchery Breeder Clinic, go to . The 2019 USPOULTRY Financial Management Seminar Program Planning Committee included, seated, left to right: Sloan Clinton, Mountaire Corporation, and Stacey Crump, Pilgrim’s. Standing, left to right: Robert Childress, Frost PLLC; Joey Long, Case Foods Inc.; Kolby McEntire, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Greg Finch, Claxton Poultry Farms (program chairman); and Steve Herring, USPOULTRY. The 2019 USPOULTRY Hatchery Breeder Clinic Program Planning Committee included, seated, left to right: Brandy Mount, Wayne Farms LLC; Patricia Hawkins, Tyson Foods Inc., and program committee chairperson; Sasha Smith, Perdue Farms; and Jenny Asip, Perdue Farms. Standing, left to right: Darryl Bryant, Koch Foods; Jason Price, Foster Farms; Leman Cockrell, Tyson Foods Inc.; Heath Parker, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Adam Rutledge, Mountaire Corporation; and Joe Steed, Pilgrim’s.