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STOP PRESS

03/12/2020

2020 MPF Convention Cancelled

According to a March 12th statement by Greg Nelson, President, Midwest Poultry Federation, the  Board of Directors has cancelled the 2020 MPF Convention scheduled for March 17th-19th at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Although no cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region or the state of Minnesota to date, travel restrictions imposed on attendees from the E.U. and by both exhibitors and production companies contributed to the decision based on an abundance of caution.

 

The decision is consistent with CDC recommendations to avoid gatherings of more than 250 persons and to restrict travel to absolute necessity. This is reflected in suspension of major league sports schedules, closing of schools and universities and cancellation of political and social events.