The Agricultural Technology Research Program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the United States Poultry and Egg Association are excited to announce a new partnership for jointly hosting the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, with additional support provided by the Georgia Poultry Federation, the National Chicken Council, and the National Turkey Federation -- who, along with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, were founding sponsors of the conference. This year's conference will take place August 19-21, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Fla.   

For the past 28 years, the Agricultural Technology Research Program has served as the sole coordinator of this event. However, with the United States Poultry and Egg Association's larger offering of educational and technical seminars, the organizations decided to partner together to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the National Safety Conference. 

"The Agricultural Technology Research Program has long had a strong working relationship with the Agricultural Technology Research Program, and it was only natural for us to partner together to provide the best possible programming for the only safety conference specifically for the poultry industry," said Doug Britton, of the Agricultural Technology Research Program at Georgia Tech. 

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The conference is designed specifically for poultry plant and corporate safety personnel, and it will continue as a three-day event with key presentations on important industry topics and updates on government policy.  Other highlights include breakout sessions for discussing best practices and current challenges, as well as networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other safety and health professionals.  The technical content for the conference will continue to be guided by an advisory panel of industry safety and health representatives.   

USPOULTRY will assume responsibility for managing the logistics of the conference including the website information, on-line registration, and on-site arrangements. The Agricultural Technology Research Program will continue to play an active role in working with the advisory committee to develop the content and select the topics and speakers for the conference. 

The conference registration and hotel registration will open on June 24.