Animal Agri Environmental Sustainability Summit at IPE
The US Poultry & Egg Association, along with a coalition of stakeholders, will sponsor an Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit from 27-28 January at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
This summit will be held in conjunction with the 2009 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo. USPOULTRY will partner with the American Feed Industry Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance, National Chicken Council, National Pork Producers Council, National Renderers Association, National Turkey Federation, and United Egg Producers in developing the cutting-edge summit.
The programme will feature prominent experts from agriculture and top-level executives from US retail and food service giant, who will identify and examine the challenges posed by sustainability and protecting the environment, along with feasible strategies for meeting those challenges.
â€œAnimal agriculture has always led the way as a steward of the environment,â€ explained Vernon Rowe, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, programme committee co-chairman. â€œThis important conference will focus on the technologies and innovations that will enable us to continue that stewardship.”
Rowe continued in saying that the American consumer increasingly is requiring environmental responsibility from all industries. â€œThat responsibility extends from farm to fork, including everyone in between, food producers, processors, retail, and food service. So each segment must fulfill its own responsibility. This summit will demonstrate the commitment and environmental stewardship of animal agriculture,â€ he concluded.
Registration for the summit includes complimentary admission to the IPE/IFE.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (2 pm – 5 pm)
– How Being Green Can Positively Affect Your Company’s Bottom Line
– An Industry Sustainability Case Study
– On-Farm Sustainability: A Producer’s Case Study
– Environmental Sustainability Initiatives Panel:
– Recycling Through Rendering
– Energy Conservation
– Solid Waste Management and Minimization
– Water Conservation and Re-Use
– Environmental Management Systems
– Life Cycle Analysis Model Definition
Networking Reception (5 pm – 6 pm)
Wednesday, January 28 (8 am – 10 am)
Customer Sustainability Efforts . . . What Customers Want
(Panel of Top Level Executives from the Retail and Food Service Industries)
For more information about the 2009 IPE and IFE, visit www.ipe09.org