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. Egg 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. 

Foreign animal disease
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration fee: $50 early bird/$75 onsite

The American Feed Industry Association’s nutrition committee is hosting a program in 2020 focused on biosecurity as it pertains to foreign animal diseases such as foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and avian influenza. Experts will discuss how to prevent the introduction into your facility, what to do if a disease outbreak comes to the U.S. and much more.

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.

Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration fee: free (included with trade show admission)

An ever-increasing population coupled with a changing agricultural workforce has compelled the animal agriculture industry to make sustainability its top priority. Each animal agriculture sector has initiated an industry driven program to define sustainability and measure its commitment to become more sustainable. Representatives of the beef, dairy, pork and poultry industries will share details on the development of industry programs or tools to advance their aspirations of producing more protein in a sustainable fashion.

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.