News & Views January/ February 2019 Edition

2019 USPOULTRY Seminar Schedule Registration Available on Our Website, www.uspoultry.org 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 Improving Feed Production and Efficiency Theme of USPOULTRY’s 2019 Feed Mill Management Seminar The 2019 Feed Mill management Seminar planning committee (seated left to right): Richard Obermeyer, Aviagen; Mark Lemons, Sanderson Farms Inc.; and Charles Starkey, Auburn University. (Standing left to right) Kenny Avey, Simmons Food Inc.; Frank Garczynski, Koch Foods; and Larry Hooper, Perdue Farms. Feed manufacturing plays a vital role in poultry and egg production and processing. USPOULTRY’s 2019 Feed Mill Management Seminar will provide attendees with practical ways to improve production and efficiency at the feed mill, showcase new technology used in feed production and much more. The seminar will be held March 19-20 at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. “The program planning committee has provided an exceptional range of topics for this year’s seminar,” remarked Frank Garczynski, Koch Foods, and program committee chairman. “The group has feed and poultry nutrition professionals from both industry and academia. Their combined expertise on industry needs, expectations and trends is a benefit to everyone in the feed and nutrition business.” Program topics include a Regulatory Update; Feed Mill 101; Steam Systems in the Feed Mill; Hiring, Motivating, and Retaining Next Generation Team Members; Driver Retention Panel; New Equipment Updates; FSMA Update and Inspection Preparation; Feed Mill Safety: Bucket Elevators; and more. To register for the Feed Mill Management Seminar, visit www.uspoultry.org . USPOULTRY Human Resources Seminar to Address Latest Trends and Best Practices in Employee Management The 2019 USPOULTRY Human Resources Seminar Program Planning Committee included (seated, left to right): Leah Acoach, Ozark Mountain Poultry, Inc.; Mary Laws, Cargill; Beverly Hinson, Butterball LLC; and Judy Jochem-Nino, Farbest Foods Inc. (Standing, left to right): Thomas Taylor, American Proteins Inc.; James Wimberly, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C.; Dante Rogers, The Vincit Group; Bart Crater, Peco Foods, Inc.; Chris Lauderdale, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Devin Wood, Harrison Poultry Inc.; and Mark Bland, Claxton Poultry Farms Inc. Human resources professionals face many challenges each day, as laws and regulations change quickly and often vary from state to state. Talent acquisition and retention, employee training and day-to- day employment issues are only a part of their responsibilities. Each year, USPOULTRY’s Human Resources Seminar offers insight to help HR managers better understand current policies and presents information and techniques to stay ahead of the latest trends and best practices that poultry industry human resources professionals face. This year’s seminar will be held April 15-17, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. The seminar agenda, developed by an industry committee of knowledgeable and experienced human resources professionals, will include topics, such as AWashington Update; Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age; Regulatory Update; Striving to Change the Public’s Perception of the Poultry Industry; Wage and Hour Update; Attendance Policies Effect on Retention; and more. A series of roundtable breakout sessions are also part of the agenda, addressing topics such as Understanding the Basics of I-9 Documentation; Trade Schools as Strategic Partners; Writing Effective Job Descriptions; Recruiting Best Practices; and more. More than 150 attendees are expected to attend. To register for the Human Resources Seminar, visit www.uspoultry.org .

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