> E D U C A T I O N Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar Best Management Practices and Breakout Sessions for Broiler, Turkey and Egg Specific Topics Will Be Highlighted JUL/AUG 2018 I NEWS & VIEWS I 17 The poultry industry faces many challenges in poultry and egg live operations. Two critical issues, animal welfare and biosecurity, are at the forefront. To address these challenges and other areas of concern, USPOULTRY, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers are collaborating again this year to sponsor the 2018 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, Sept. 18-19, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The seminar will cover topics Tuesday and Wednesday morning addressing areas such as animal welfare best management practices, threats against the industry, label study results and how to prepare for a biosecurity audit. Concurrent breakout sessions to address broiler, turkey and egg specific topics will be held Tuesday afternoon. The program agenda was developed by a committee of live production managers, poultry health professionals and university professors. To learn more and register for the Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, visit www.uspoultry.org . Pictured are planning committee (front row from left): Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia; Aaron Burns, Cooper Farms Inc.; Travis Strickland, Farbest Foods Inc.; and David Dahlke, Wayne Farms LLC. (Back row from left): Eric Greene (committee chairperson), Claxton Poultry Farms Inc.; Nicholas Wolfenden, Tyson Foods; Michael Cronic, Columbia Farms of Georgia; Steve Taylor, Midwest Poultry Services LP; Bill Staugler, Cooper Farms Inc.; and Ty Harweger, Rose Acre Farms Inc. (Not pictured): Bill Stanley, Aviagen; Ken Martin, Fieldale Farms Corporation; and Dr. Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council. Environmental Management Seminar to Highlight New Technology and Wastewater Treatment Options USPOULTRY’s 2018 Environmental Management Seminar will provide a constructive learning opportunity for industry professionals involved in their company’s environmental protection efforts. The seminar will be held Sept. 20-21, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. “Water quality, stormwater, wastewater, air emissions and regulatory compliance are all issues that poultry and egg industry environmental managers face daily. The planning committee has worked diligently to provide relevant speakers that will address the most current and pertinent environmental issues affecting today’s industry,”said Michele Boney, committee chairperson, West Liberty Foods LLC. The program, developed by industry environmental leaders, will include a Washington / Regulatory Update; Peracetic Acid Effects onWastewater Treatment; Water Quality Standards and TMDL Developments; Renewable Projects: Biogas Collection Systems Case Study andWater Re-Use / Contact Water; A New Pretreatment Technology Case Study on Saturated Air Flotation; Sustainability: EMS and Data Collection Systems; and much more. USPOULTRY will also present its 2018 Clean Water Awards, and those winners will present virtual tours of their facilities. To register for the Environmental Management Seminar, visit www.uspoultry.org . Members of the planning committee included (seated from left): Warren Howe, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering; Seth Walters, Simmons Foods Inc.; Stephanie Shoemaker, Sanderson Farms Inc.; and Rian McMorris, Sanderson Farms Inc. (Standing from left): Jeff Carroll, Wayne Farms LLC, Alex Sullivan, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Michele Boney (committee chairperson), West Liberty Foods LLC; Wes Spray, Rose Acre Farms Inc.; and Dwayne Holifield, Sanderson Farms Inc.