USPoultry’s 2019 environmental management seminar provides a unique learning opportunity for professionals concerned with the environmental challenges facing the industry today. Sponsored by USPoultry, the seminar will be held September 19-20, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida.

“Environmental stewardship remains an industry priority,” commented Steve Patrick, senior director of environmental services for Tyson Foods, and committee chairman. “The planning committee has put together a great program that we hope will benefit all attendees in their efforts to tackle the environmental challenges and issues we all face.”

The program, developed by industry environmental leaders, will include a variety of topics such as a regulatory update; "Sustainability: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs;" "Addressing Community Relations;" "Preventing Upset and Recovery of Wastewater Systems;" "Environmental Opportunities in Rendering" and "Beyond Regulatory Compliance…The Business Case for PSM." The 2019 Clean Water Awards will also be presented, and those winners will present virtual tours of their facilities.


Members of the planning committee included Stephanie Shoemaker, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Robert Weeks, Wayne Farms LLC; Stephen James, Pilgrim’s; Warren Howe, Whee Inc.; Joseph Miller, Rose Acre Farms Inc.; Dwayne Holifield, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Alexander Sullivan, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Dr. Brian Kiepper, University of Georgia; Michele Boney, West Liberty Foods; Steve Patrick, Tyson Foods Inc. (committee chairman); William Knapke, Cooper Farms Inc.; Russ Dickson, Wayne Farms LLC and Shane Reid, Reid Engineering Company Inc.

To learn more and register for the Environmental Management Seminar, click here or visit