Education Program


2020 Education Program

If you have a specific topic / speaker you would like to suggest to MPF, please email the information to Lara Durben. Please note MPF requires all presentation to be non-branded / non-marketing … these aren’t sales presentations for companies. (We also do not tie sponsorships with the education program.)

Topics due by November 1, 2019.

Currently our workshops are focused on the live production and processing sides for the turkey, egg layer, and broiler industries – including traditional and organic production. We also consider ‘hot topics’ that might pertain to a cross section of these industries.

The 2020 Education Program will be posted by December 1, 2019. View the overall schedule here.

In the meantime, you can use the following links to view the 2019 MPF education program. 

View the 2019 Proceedings Papers Here

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

MPF & NCADC Joint Poultry Nutrition and Health Symposium

Co-Chairs: Dr. Michael Lilburn, Ohio State University and Dr. Curtis Novak, Purina Feeds

The Role of Mechanistic Theory in Delaying the Development in NSPases  |  Dr. Mike Bedford, AB Vist

Development and Evaluation of Direct Fed Microbials (DFMs) for Use in Poultry Diets Potentials, Limitations, and Realities  |  Dr. Chris Pixley, Novozymes

The Potential Impact of Slow Growth Broilers on the Resources, Infastructure of the Poultry Industry |  Dr. Tony Pescatore, University of Kentucky

How Do Coccidiosis Challenges Influence Lipid Digestibility and Energy Utilization? | Dr. Sam Rochell, University of Arkansas

Wednesday, March 13, 2019— 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Turkey Health Workshop 

Co-Chairs: Dr. Robert Beckstead, North Carolina State University and Michelle Kromm, CVM, Jennie-O Turkey Store

Updates from the National Turkey Federation Turkey Health Task Force | Dr. Kabel Robbins, Butterball

Salmonella-Related Updates from the Turkey Industry  | Ms. Lisa Wallenda-Picard, National Turkey Federation

Get the Most From Your Diagnostic Laboratory  |  A Field Perspective from Dr. David Rives, Zoetis; and a Diagnostic Lab Perspective from Dr. Rebecca Wilkes, Purdue University

Organic and Speciality Poultry Production Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Jacqueline Jacob, University of Kentucky and Mr. Nick Levandoski, Sunnyside Hatchery, Inc.

Raising Pullets in Alternative Systems for Optimal Production | Danielle Botting, DVM, Hy-Line North America, LLC

Management of Internal and External Parasites of Outdoor Organic Poultry Flocks  |  Fred Dustan Clark, DVM, University of Arkansas

Essential Oils: Alternatives for Organic Production and Processing  |  Dr. Anup Johny, University of Minnesota

Pullet/Layer Health Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Yuko Sato, Iowa State University and Dr. Eric Gingerich, Diamond V

Spotty LIver Disease / Campylobacter Hepaticus  |  Daniel Shaw, DVM, University of Missouri

Egg Drop Syndrome (Adenovirus 127) in Layers   |  Sherrill Davison, VMD, University of Pennsylvania

Gallibacterium anatis  |  Kelli Jones, DVM, CEVA

Thursday, March 14, 2019— 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Turkey Breeder Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Julie Long, USDA-ARS and Dr. Helen Wojcinski, Hybrid Turkeys

PMV 3 in Turkeys  |  Dr. Seiche Genger, Cargill

Egg Production in Turkey Breeding Hens Driving Causes of Lowered Egg Production  |  Ms. Kristen Brady, University of Maryland

Using Egg Breakouts to Improve Hatch and Poult Quality  |  Dr. Michelle Behl, Select Genetics

Simmering Issues Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Ken Koelkebeck, University of Ilinois and Mr. Paul Brennan, Indiana State Poultry Association

NPIP Biosecurity Plans: Resources, Tools, and How to Have Success by 2020  |  Ms. Abby Neu, University of Minnesota

Indemnity and Compensation in an Avian Influenza Incident  |  Dr. Hengngi Fidelis, USDA-ARS

Trade and the Poultry Industry  |  Ms. Demeteris Hale, USDA-ARS

Meat & Egg Processing Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Dong Ahn, Iowa State University and Ms. Myah Walker, Sparboe

Salmonella Prevention Strategies and Influences of Sampling Method Selection  |  Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Auburn University

High-Value Utilization of Eggshell Membrane from Waste to Medicinal Products  |  Dr. Xi Huang, Huazhong Agricultural University

Reduction of Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni on Chicken Parts by Improving the Killing Effect of Service Decontaminating Solutions  |  Dr. Aubrey Mendonca, Iowa State University

Thursday, March 14, 2019— 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Broiler Production Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland and Dr. Carrie Cremers, Pilgrim’s Pride

First Weeks of the Flock  |  Dr. Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia

Hot Weather and Tunnel Ventilation  |  Dr. Dennis Brothers, Auburn University

Current Trends in Broiler Litter Management  |  Dr. Joe Hess, Auburn University

Turkey Grower Workshop

Co-Chairs: Mr. Ron Kean, University of Wisconsin and Dr. Brian McComb, Elanco

The Effect of Stocking Density on Turkey Tom Production and Welfare  |  Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan

Hot Weather Management  |  Ms. Christy Puffenbarger, Aviagen Turkeys

Footpad Dermatitis in Market Turkey Hens – Bird Density and Bedding Material Relationships |  Dr. Sally Noll, University of Minnesota

Pullet & Layer Egg Production Workshop

Co-Chairs: Dr. Ken Anderson, North Carolina State University and Mr. Brent Swanson, Elanco

Growing Pullets for a Cage Free System  |  Ms. Lisa Timmerman, Hendrix-Genetics

Interpreting Titer Results  |  Keith Honnegar, DVM, Elanco

Best sample collection practices for poultry diagnostic test for traditional and new testing methods  | Kristin Roza-Sutherland, DVM, IDEXX Laboratories