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2020 EGG INDUSTRY ISSUES FORUM

02/13/2020

Tuesday April 14, 2020:

1:00 Opening remarks

1:15 DON BELL MEMORIAL LECTURE:

 

A Global Egg Outlook: The future of Specialty Eggs - Dr. Peter Van Horne, Wageningen University

 

Session I - General Session

2:00 It’s more than their mind and their back – Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms

 

2:30 BREAK

 

3:00  Capital & financial perspectives panel

Session II - Ventilation Workshop**

2:00 - 4:00 Classroom session on ventilation mgmt. Dr. Brett Ramirez, Iowa State University


3:00 BREAK

 

4:00 Hands-on ventilation trailer rotations begin

4:00 From the eye of a needle to the eye of a hurricane: Connecting the threads of animal agriculture Joe Kerns, Kerns & Associates


4:50 Cage-Free ventilation modeling for bird comfort and reducing disease spread Dr. Eileen Fabian, Pennsylvania State University


5:30 ADJOURN & RECEPTION

6:00 Reception

 

Wednesday April 15, 2020:

6 - 8 EGGS-CEPTIONAL BREAKFAST

 

8:00 Strategies for communicating across the generations in the workplace  Dr. Robynn Pease, Oregon State University

 

8:35 Microbial-based strategies for chickens to protect against multiple bacteria: Our approaches  Dr. Melha Mellata, Iowa State University

 

9:10 Heading off food safety issues - Kim Rice, Rose Acre Farms

 

9:45 The challenge of too many options: egg safety and hen housing - Dr. Deana Jones, USDA-ARS

 

10:20 BREAK

 

10:50 Infectious coryza in Pennsylvania - Dr. Sherrill Davison, University of Pennsylvania

 

11:30 Purchasing trends of specialty eggs by U.S. consumers - Maro Ibarburu, Egg Industry Center

 

12:00 LUNCH

 

Photo credit: Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

**Registration and hotel information is available at www.eggindustrycenter.org Early bird registration and hotel room block expire March 24, 2020.

**Forum participants can opt to participate in this event free of charge. Personnel coming for only this workshop will be charged $35 each.