News & Views September/October 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 Collaborating to Serve the Industry: USPOULTRY’s State Association Meeting USPOULTRY recently held its 12th affiliated state poultry association executives meeting in Atlanta. The meeting’s focus centered on current issues affecting the industry to formulate solutions and plan for the future. USPOULTRY’s emphasis in collaborating with the affiliated state organizations is intended to exchange information in a face-to-face atmosphere while fostering partnerships. The comprehensive agenda included the following topics: Chairman’s Perspective of Association Management...What A CEO Expects from Its State Associations; State Education and Recruiting Outreach (SEARO) Program Review; Antibiotics Update; Available Resources for State Poultry Associations; Economic Impact Study Review; Results of Best Practices for Fundraising/Political Giving; Good Neighbor Best Practices; Ventilation Shutdown Training; and The Race for Relevance...A CEO Strategy Series. Representatives from several state associations provided brief updates on current industry issues affecting their states, and guest speakers rounded out the program. “It is important to continue collaborating and working together with sister associations so that we can all effectively and efficiently serve our member companies. By eliminating the duplication of efforts, sharing programs and information, and learning from each other, we can continue to better serve our industry,” remarked John Starkey, USPOULTRY president. USPOULTRY Chairman John Prestage, Prestage Farms, presided at the meeting In addition to USPOULTRY, the following organizations and associations were represented at the meeting: Alabama Poultry & Egg Association; Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; Indiana State Poultry Association; Iowa Poultry Association; Iowa Turkey Federation; Kentucky Poultry Federation; Louisiana Poultry Federation; Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc.; Mississippi Poultry Association, Inc.; Nebraska Poultry Industries; North Carolina Egg Association; Ohio Poultry Association; Pacific Egg and Poultry Association; Poultry & Egg Sustainability and Welfare Foundation; South Carolina Poultry Federation; Tennessee Poultry Association; Texas Poultry Federation; The Poultry Federation (AR, KS, OK, MO); Virginia Poultry Federation