1. Feed Production Education Program
Wednesday, February 13, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
As regulatory requirements for the feed industry continue to evolve, this training session will update participants on recent changes from several federal agencies including DOL, DOT, EPA, FDA and OSHA. Attendees will learn more about how their facility can get involved. In addition, there will be a keynote speaker on creating the right culture at your facility and panel discussion from plant managers on employee culture. Free (included with trade show admission)

2. How to Prepare for the Blockchain Revolution
Tuesday, February 12, 3-4 p.m.
With the promise of speedy recalls and enhanced food traceability, blockchain has caught the attention of many organizations who are looking to evolve to meet the needs of today’s consumers. This presentation will examine the meat industry’s readiness for a blockchain world and the practical applications of blockchain in the meat supply chain. Attendees will learn why the meat industry is well-positioned to take advantage of blockchain. Free (included with trade show admission)

3. Feed Strategy Conference: Feeding Poultry to Meet Evolving Consumer Demands
Wednesday, February 13, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Evolving consumer preferences — and an increasing interest in the farm-to-fork origins of animal protein production — have trickled down to influence how animal feed is formulated and produced. This conference aims to assist in providing animal feed stakeholders the tools they need to maintain productivity and profitability in a changing production landscape. From traceability to successful antibiotic-free production, if you’re working in poultry or feed production, you will not want to miss this forum for knowledge exchange. Registration fee: $150 early bird, $175 after January 15


4. The High-Performance Sow — Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions
Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
AFIA’s nutrition committee is hosting a new program in 2019 focused on sow health. Experts will discuss how to maximize a sow’s lifetime productivity with nutrition, understanding the impact on health of the sow and take a deep dive into sow gut health — how the sow’s microbiome may affect her progeny. Registration fee: $35 early bird, $55 after January 15

5. International Trade Issues and Impacts on U.S. Agriculture
Thursday, February 14, 8:30-10 a.m.
This session will take a closer look at the current state of international trade and how current trade policies are affecting the meat industry — from grain and feeds to live animals and their products. Attendees will gain information on how these international issues are affecting business growth and opportunity, to aid in strategic planning and risk management moving forward. Free (included with trade show admission)

What: International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)
When: February 12-14, 2019
Where: Atlanta, Georgia

For more information: http://ippexpo.com