The next Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit will ask the questions, “What is sustainability, and why do we need it?” This is the seventh annual edition of the summit that runs during the first day of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 27-29, 2015, bringing in industry and agriculture experts on sustainability who explain why it matters to the animal agriculture industry, as well as how to communicate efforts to consumers, suppliers and industry stakeholders.
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 U.S. 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 recognize and present honors to winners of USPOULTRY’s 2015 Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.
IPPE is the world’s largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show. For more information and to register to attend IPPE, go to www.ippexpo.org.