As “new normals” emerge, effective communication and strong leadership continues to play a crucial role in successful organizations. USPOULTRY’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Conference offers an opportunity for women leaders to hone these skills. Held Aug. 19-20 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida, the conference attendees, from all levels of the industry, will gain insight on a variety of topics.

“Effective leadership requires constant growth and development,” remarked Amanda Chosewood, assistant treasurer, Fieldale Farms Corporation, and program planning committee chairperson. “This conference provides women the opportunity and the resources they need to develop their management skills and walk away with the knowledge they need to be better leaders, both in and out of the workplace. The program provides attendees with information on a variety of helpful topics, such as stress management, effective communication, managing personality conflicts and more.” 

Session topics include: An Industry Overview and Why Your Role Matters in Feeding the World; Leading the Food Conversation: Take Food Bullying by the Horns; Personal Wealth Planning and Management in a Changing Economy; Let Your Voice Be Heard…Managing Through Personality and Generational Differences; COVID-19…A New Stressor in the Workplace: Keeping Calm, Carrying On; Start Taking a New Direction…Know Where You Want to Grow; and more.


The 2021 Women’s Leadership Conference planning committee is comprised of female professionals with years of leadership experience in the poultry industry. The committee includes Michelle Arterburn, House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; Amanda Chosewood, Fieldale Farms Corporation, and program planning committee chairperson; Teresa Dunlap, Wayne Farms LLC; Patricia Hawkins, Tyson Foods, Inc.; and Lisa Noffsinger, Mississippi State University. 

To register for the Women’s Leadership Conference and to view the full agenda, click here or visit

As USPOULTRY is currently planning to move forward with the seminar in-person, the health and safety of everyone who attends is a top priority. USPOULTRY will implement protocols based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and will follow state and local government requirements.