The 2013 environmental management seminar, sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Associationwill focus on emerging developments in environmental management and sustainability initiatives, as well as strategies and alternatives for ensuring federal and local compliance. The conference will be held March 12–13, at the Marriott Hotel in New Orleans. 

“Small and large companies alike face similar challenges in keeping up with changing environmental regulatory guidelines," said program committee chairman James Faison. "It is imperative that managers stay abreast of emerging technology and current industry trends. The speaker line-up consists of experts who will provide useful information on ways managers can address plant challenges.”


The program will include a regulatory/legal update: Washington review and legal cases; strategies to address new stormwater permits; NESHAP summary and greenhouse gas compliance; pretreatment alternatives; RMP compliance; composting essentials; an NGO’s perspective of poultry environmental management; nutrient standards development: Florida overview; environmental sustainability initiatives; sanitation chemicals toxicity impact; emerging technology: aeration systems and wastewater nutrient removal; and Clean Water Award winner plant tours.

Members of the program committee include Art Riddick, Hazen and Sawyer P.C.; Brenda Flick, Sanderson Farms Inc.; James Faison, Marshall Durbin Food Corporation; Shane Reid, Reid Engineering Company; Russell Dickson, Wayne Farms LLC; Dr. Jim Britton, OK Foods Inc.; William Knapke, Cooper Farms; Dr. Claudia Dunkley, University of Georgia; Warren Howe, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering; Roger Smith, American Proteins Inc.; Joseph Miller, Rose Acre Farms; Dr. Brian Kiepper, University of Georgia; Stephen James, Pilgrim’s Corp.; Jeff Carroll, Perdue Farms Inc.; and Eric Lindemann, Fieldale Farms Corporation.