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.


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.