Organic Egg Farmers of America

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9th Annual Symposium

Tuesday, March 12 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center (Room TBD)

Registration:  Free for OEFA members | fee for non-members (onsite registration only)

The Organic Egg Farmers of America (unincorporated association) will hold its 9th annual Organic Egg Symposium at the Minneapolis Convention Center, prior to the MPF Convention, March 12. The organization will bring in a number of industry experts to touch on an assortment of topics relating to organic egg production.

Printable Schedule

9:00     Welcome, David Bruce, President, Organic Egg Farmers of America, UA

9:15 – 10:00    Organic Trade Association update, Johanna Mirenda

10:00 – 10:45  “Organic Grain Outlook” – CJ Eisler, Pipeline Foods, and Sam Raser, Grain Millers

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Organic Eggs – current farmer issues

  • Methionine Update – David Will
  • Proposition 12 and its effects on the egg industry
  • Current Organic Layer Diseases – Dr. Eric Gingerich, Diamond V

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch on your own

1:00 – 1:45      “Layer Gut Health” – Dr. Kristjan Bregendahl, Devenish Nutrition

1:45 – 2:45      “Effect of Feed and Farm Handling on Egg Quality” – Dr. Paul Patterson, Penn State

2:45 – 3:00      Break

3:00 – 3:45      “Diagnosing Chick Livability” – Dr. Yuko Sato, Iowa State University

3:45 – 4:30      “Essential Oils in Organic Laying Systems” – Dr. Helen Houghton, Anpario

4:30 – 5:00      OEFA Annual Meeting

For details, please contact David Bruce at Organic Valley – david.bruce@organicvalley.coop, 888/444-6455 ext. 3359

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