Education Program

2019 Education Program

Use the following links to view the MPF education program. Note the NEW schedule of workshops. Your favorite workshops may be on a different day and/or different time!

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

MPF & NCADC Joint Poultry Nutrition and Health Symposium
Dr. Michael Lilburn, Chairperson, Ohio State University
Dr. Curtis Novak, Industry Partner, Purina Feeds

Development and Evaluation of Direct Fed Microbials (DFMs) for Use in Poultry Diets Potentials, Limitations, and Realities  |  Mr. 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
Dr. Robert Beckstead, Chairperson, North Carolina State University
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
Dr. Jacqueline Jacob, Chairperson, University of Kentucky
Mr. Nick Levandoski, Industry Partner

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  |  Dustin Clark, DVM, University of Arkansas

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

Pullet/Layer Health Workshop
Dr. Yuko Sato, Chairperson, Iowa State University
Dr. Eric Gingerich, Industry Partner, 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
Dr. Julie Long, Chairperson, USDA-ARS
Dr. Helen Wojcinski, Industry Partner, 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
Dr. Ken Koelkebeck, Chairperson, University of Ilinois
Mr. Paul Brennan, Industry Partner, 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
Dr. Dong Ahn, Chairperson, Iowa State University
Ms. Myah Walker, Industry Partner, 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
Dr. Jon Moyle, Chairperson, University of Maryland
Dr. Carrie Cremers, Industry Partner, 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
Mr. Ron Kean, Chairperson, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Brian McComb, Industry Partner, 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

Footbad Dematitis in Market Tom Hens – Bird Density and Bedding Material Relationships  |  Dr. Sally Noll, University of Minnesota

Pullet & Layer Egg Production Workshop
Dr. Ken Anderson, Chairperson, North Carolina State University
Mr. Brent Swanson, Industry Partner, Elanco

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

Interpreting Titer Results  |  Keith Honnegar, DVM, Elanco

Title TBA  |  Mark Martin, DVM, North Carolina State University

2019 Diamond, Platinum & Gold Sponsors

  • MWI Animal Health Logo 2018

  • Aviagen Turkeys Logo
  • Hybrid Hendrix Genetics

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Logo
  • Canadian Poultry Magazine Logo
  • Ceva Animal Health Logo
  • Chore-Time Logo
  • Chr Hansen Inc. Logo
  • Devenish Logo
  • Elanco
  • Feedstuffs Logo
  • Georgia Poultry Logo
  • Henning Companies Logo
  • Hy-Line North America, LLC Logo 2018
  • Nutriad
  • Phytobiotics North America
  • Poultry Times Logo
  • Star Labs
  • Starbar Logo
  • Tecno Poultry Systems LLC
  • Zoetis