The fourth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during IPE Week 2012, with a series of presentations on operational approaches to sustainability that will help attendees identify and discuss challenges for the future.

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The summit will focus on sustainability in lean times with an emphasis on getting back to basics. Program topics will include building a culture of sustainability, operational efficiencies, long-term risk management approach and communicating sustainability. Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, and Mike Helgeson, CEO of GNP Company, will participate in a panel discussing the importance of sustainability efforts within the poultry and egg industry.