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IPPE launches 6th “30 under 30” program

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TUCKER, Ga. — The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the sixth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” program targeting young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE.

The goal of the program is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or in the production of animal or poultry feed.

Interested applicants must apply to the program by Sept. 30, and meet select requirements, including being a member of at least one of the following IPPE sponsors: American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). No more than two applicants from a single member organization may be nominated. A panel of industry professionals will review the applications, and award recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by Oct. 16. The application and details about the program can be found at

The program is designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world’s largest annual trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products. The program provides education to further training in each person’s respective industry and will expose the recipients to the latest technology used in the industry.

In addition to receiving free access to the Expo, selected recipients will receive complimentary hotel accommodations for two nights. They will also receive admittance to all complimentary education programs and one paid program.

The 2018 IPPE will be held in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018.

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