Summit to feature advancements in industry programs

ATLANTA — An ever-increasing population coupled with a changing agricultural workforce has compelled the animal agriculture industry to make sustainability its top priority. In a reflection of the important role sustainability holds in the industry, the annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will once again be held at the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. The Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is scheduled from 9 a.m.- noon, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, and is offered free of charge to all registered IPPE attendees.

Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit program will focus on current sustainability topics relevant to the animal agriculture industry.

Representatives from the beef, dairy, pork and poultry industries will share details on the development of industry programs and tools to further each industry's efforts to produce more protein in a more sustainable way. There will also be an update on the newly formed Poultry & Egg Sustainability and Welfare Foundation and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs. The program will conclude with a ceremony announcing the winners of USPOULTRY's Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards for 2020.

IPPE will be held Jan 28-30, 2020 in Atlanta, Ga., and is a collaboration of three trade shows — the International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo — representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by USPOULTRY, AFIA and NAMI.

For more information about the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit and to register to attend IPPE, visit www.ippexpo. org.

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