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USPOULTRY’s workforce success conference to focus on evolving landscape

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TUCKER, Ga. — The 2023 U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Workforce Success and Engagement Conference will provide a fresh perspective on the day-to-day issues confronting today’s HR professionals. The comprehensive agenda will offer regulatory and compliance updates, strategies for meeting workforce challenges and the ever popular “Ask a Lawyer” segment. The conference will be held April 12-14, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.

“We are excited about USPOULTRY’s Workforce Success and Engagement Conference. The planning committee has provided a full schedule of topics pertaining to the evolving employer landscape, compliance and much more,” said Leonard Parks, corporate director of human resources for Case Farms, and program committee chairman.

Program topics will include a Washington Review; Update on Discrimination Concept Changes; Onboarding / Orientation Best Practices for Hourly Employees; Sustainability…What HR Professionals Need to Know; Leading Through Change…Employee Motivation and Engagement Strategies; HR Metrics: Understanding and Communicating; I-9 Compliance / Immigration Update; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Ag Industry Success Stories; Stress Management: Setting Boundaries and Knowing When to Say No; Attendance Policies…Industry Trends; and much more.

To ensure adherence to USPOULTRY’s Antitrust Policy, a representative from a legal firm participated on the planning committee for the Workforce Success and Engagement Conference and will also be present at the conference in April. The attorney will be present to monitor and consult, if necessary, prohibiting discussions that may be perceived as competitive issues.

The conference agenda was developed by an industry planning committee of knowledgeable and experienced human resources professionals that included Angie Caskey, Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc.; Jim Golden, Cal-Maine Foods Inc.; Anne Guggenbiller, Cooper Farms Inc.; Brittney Kirwer, Farbest Foods Inc.; Verna Matthews, Peco Foods Inc.; Leonard Parks, Case Farms, and program committee chairman; Renee Thornton, Tip Top Poultry, Inc.; Angela Wilson, Aviagen Inc.; James Wimberly, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine, P.C.; and Devin Wood, Harrison Poultry Inc.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn and network. Reserve your hotel room and register now to secure your spot at this year’s conference. To register for the USPOULTRY Workforce Success and Engagement Conference, visit

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