Whether feed, meat or poultry, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is your link to the entire food chain. This single event offers the largest variety of education and interactive exhibits for everyone from feed to fork. IPPE educational programs and workshops will be held Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, through Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, and will feature more than 200 hours centered on the most current industry issues. Poultry producers won’t want to miss these five educational programs centered on the most current industry issues.

Recall management in the meat and poultry industry
Monday, Jan. 27, 1-5 p.m.
Registration fee: $200

You can never be too prepared for a meat and poultry recall. Recalls related to pathogens, foreign material and undeclared allergens continue to be an issue for the industry, and recent shared experiences have helped the industry learn more about the best management strategies and techniques. This workshop will discuss recall management before, during and after, including lessons learned during recalls, regulatory requirements, technology advancements, and communications. 

Poultry market intelligence forum
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration fee: free (included with trade show admission)

A leading industry economist and industry experts will provide insights on how the domestic and global economies, continuously improving performance, and regulatory issues impact the poultry and egg industries. They will identify challenges facing the industry and discuss how the U.S. and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2020.

Feed Strategy Conference: Feeding poultry to meet evolving consumer demands
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration fee: $195 early bird/$225 after Jan. 10

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. The Feed Strategy Conference, co-located with IPPE, aims to assist in providing animal feed stakeholders the tools they need to maintain productivity and profitability in a changing production landscape. The half-day event will examine the role feed plays in building consumer confidence now and into the future. 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.

Connecting with consumers about meat
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 p.m.
Registration fee: free (included with trade show admission)

Consumers are bombarded with nonstop information about meat, how it is produced and its role in our diets, including a great deal of myths and misinformation. While industry groups have developed many resources to tell our story, the industry’s greatest advocates are its leaders and workforce producing nutritious food that feeds the world. This session will highlight facts about meat and poultry production and share communication best practices to help participants confidently share the story about how meat is produced and its role in the diet.

Meat industry sustainability: Looking ahead to 2030
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:30-4 p.m.
Registration fee: free (included with trade show admission)

From the United Nations to New York City to NGO reports and new plant-based competitors, attacks on meat’s sustainability have dramatically increased in recent years. This session will follow the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit to provide an even closer look at what exactly sustainability means to meat producers and outline some of the specific efforts happening now to engage the supply chain from farmers and ranchers to processors to retailers and food service customers. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the discussion on how to engage to help foster continuous improvement and maintain trust in animal protein.