USPOULTRY’s 2021 Environmental Management Seminar provides a valuable learning opportunity for professionals concerned with the environmental challenges that the poultry industry faces. Sponsored by USPOULTRY, the seminar will be held Sept. 16-17, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida.

“Environmental sustainability continues to be a central facet of the agricultural industry,” commented Bill Knapke, environmental manager at Cooper Farms Inc., and planning committee chairman. “For this year’s seminar, the program planning committee has put together an experienced group of speakers to address this topic and many more, and we are confident that attendees will benefit from the insight they have to offer.”

The program, developed by industry environmental leaders, will include a Washington Review; a Regulatory Update; PFAS: Regulatory Overview and Sampling, Current Permitting and Regulatory Requirements; Sustainability: U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs Update, A Waste Recycling Case Study, Flue Gas Capture…A Carbon Credit Option; Toxicity: Testing for Poultry Wastewater Effluent, Options for Toxicity Issues; and much more. USPOULTRY will also recognize its 2021 Clean Water Award recipients, with virtual tours of their facilities presented.


Members of the planning committee included: Michele Boney, West Liberty Foods; Jessica Culbert, Koch Foods; Dwayne Holifield, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Warren Howe, Woodruff & Howe Environmental Engineering, Inc.; Stephen James, Pilgrim’s; Bill Knapke, Cooper Farms Inc. (planning committee chairman); Steve Patrick, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Coleson Rakestraw, Simmons Foods, Inc.; Stephanie Shoemaker, Sanderson Farms Inc.; and Robert Weeks, Wayne Farms LLC.

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