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2020 Nutrition Seminar has Been Cancelled

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Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding our world at present, the 2020 Nutrition Seminar Committee along with the Alabama Feed & Grain Association Board of Director’s have decided it best to cancel the Nutrition Seminar April 22nd and 23rd in Huntsville, AL. With regard to the CDC’s directive to cancel large gatherings of 50 people or more and the increasing number of business travel restrictions put in place by companies in our industry, we feel that there is no choice but to cancel the meeting. The Westin/Element Hotel has guaranteed automatic cancellation of each room that was reserved in our hotel block. This, however, may take a week or longer to process but you will not incur any charges. The hotel is experiencing quite a great deal currently, as well.

The decision has been made to reimburse registration and sponsorship, if you so desire. Please note if you prefer, your registration/and or sponsorship can be applied to the 2021 Nutrition Seminar to be held April 21 and 22 at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, AL. Please let me know by email your wishes. This process may take several weeks if refund is your choice. We apologize, but each transaction will have to go through a special refund process.

Thank you for your patience and support of Alabama Feed & Grain Association. Please take every precaution to protect yourself and your family.

Edna Waller Executive Director

2020 AFGA Nutrition Seminar at Bridge Street Towne Centre

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Now is the time to register & become a sponsor of the 2020 AF&GA Nutrition Seminar, which is scheduled for April 22-23, 2020, at the Westin Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama. The meeting will be co-sponsored by The Alabama Feed & Grain Association and the World’s Poultry Science Association-USA Branch.

The Technical Symposium on the morning of Wednesday, April 22nd, will be sponsored by Chr. Hansen. The seminar program will follow on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, with a variety of well-known speakers and industry experts discussing feed-related challenges and opportunities for the poultry industry. The event will conclude with a golf scramble at the Robert Trent Jones golf trail on the afternoon of April 23rd.

  • EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2020
    • Registration fees will increase by $100 after April 1st.
  • INFORMATION PAGE (ONLINE REGISTRATION, AGENDA, SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION):
  • LODGING:
    •  To reserve a room at the Element Hotel using the internet, click here for the group rate of $149/night. The Element is located within the Westin Huntsville. If you would like to call for reservations please call 1-877-782-0151, Marriott BonVoy associates can assist 24 hours. Group code to provide is ( AFE ).

For additional program details or questions, contact:

Edna Waller | edna@alabamafeedandgrain.com

Curran Gehring | curran@tuckermilling.com

Alex Corzo | acorzo@aviagen.com

Benton Hudson | bhudson@aviagen.com

USPOULTRY Recognizes Mark Waller as Industry Workhorse of the Year

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Contact Gwen Venable, 678.514.1971 gvenable@uspoultry.org

ATLANTA, Ga. – Jan. 27, 2020 – Mark Waller, sales and processing director for Ingram Farms, was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most prestigious honor is awarded annually in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry. 

Waller was “collared” with the long-established horse collar by 2019 Workhorse of the Year recipient, Mike Robach, retired vice president, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill. He was also presented with a commemorative plaque. 

“We are honored to recognize Mark with this special award and acknowledge his many contributions to the poultry industry. We are deeply appreciative of his efforts on behalf of the Association, the USPOULTRY Foundation, and the industry,” remarked John Prestage, senior vice president, Prestage Farms, and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman. 

Waller is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Poultry Science. Prior to joining Ingram Farms in 1998, he was with Tyson Foods for 19 years where he served as processing plant manager and complex manager. 

Throughout his time in the poultry industry, Mark has been active in the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), Arkansas Poultry Federation and the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association. He is a past chairman of USPOULTRY and has served on the board of directors since 2005. He served on the executive committee of the Alabama Poultry & Egg Association from 1995 to 2000 and was president from 1998 to 1999. He also served on the executive committee of the Alabama Feed & Grain Association, where he chaired several committees and was instrumental in setting up the financial Association scholarship investment portfolio. 

“Mark is one of those individuals, through his volunteerism, who has had not only a tremendous impact on USPOULTRY and our Foundation but the industry as a whole. He changed our industry. We are most grateful to him,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY. 

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, whose mission is to progressively serve member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, Georgia.

Waller Named 2020 USPOULTRY Workhorse of the Year From left: John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY; Mike Robach, retired vice president, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill; Mark Waller, sales and processing director for Ingram Farms; and John Prestage, senior vice president, Prestage Farms, and outgoing USPOULTRY chairman