Why Sustainability is Important to the Animal Agricultural Industy

30 October 2014, at 11:09am

US - The seventh annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will be held during the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), this timely program will provide viewpoints from industry and agriculture experts on sustainability and why it matters to the animal agriculture industry, as well as how to communicate efforts to consumers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.

The half-day program is $100 for all registered Expo attendees.

This year's Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will include a presentation by Dr Marty Matlock, professor, Department of Biological and Agriculture Engineering, University of Arkansas, on Sustainable Agriculture – What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Dr Hongwei Xin, professor, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, will review Advancements of the US Egg Industry Over the Past 50 Years. Jamie Burr, environmental stewardship manager, Tyson Foods, will discuss the National Pork Board’s Pig Production Environmental Footprint Calendar – Lessons Learned.

The Summit will conclude with a ceremony to recognise and present honors to winners of USPOULTRY’s 2015 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.