Perdue and Helgeson to speak during IPE summit

18-11-2011 | |

The fourth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during IPE/IFE Week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, with a series of presentations on operational approaches to sustainability that will help attendees identify and discuss challenges for the future.

This year’s Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will focus on sustainability in lean times with an emphasis on getting back to basics. Program topics will include Building a Culture of Sustainability; Operational Efficiencies; Long-term Risk Management Approach and Communicating Sustainability. Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, and Mike Helgeson, CEO of GNP Company, will participate in a panel discussing the importance of sustainability efforts within the poultry and egg industry. The summit will also include family farm award presentations on behalf of USPOULTRY.

The International Poultry Expo is the world’s largest poultry industry event and is set for January 24-26, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  As part of IPE/IFE Week and its week of educational programs, the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, January 23 -24. The conference agenda can be viewed at

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