2022 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference


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ATTENTION: Online registration is closed. If you would still like to attend the conference, you have two choices. Walk-in and register the day of the event or contact grit@apppa.org to register (include names and days you want attend).  Email is preferred.

Registration starts at 7am on Sunday and Monday mornings. First sessions start at 8am. 

The sixth annual Professional Pastured Poultry Conference offers an immersive pastured poultry experience for farmers of all sizes and experience levels.

Date:

January 16-18, 2022

Location:

Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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2022 Conference Agenda

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The Professional Pastured Poultry Conference is a 3 Day Mix of Pastured Poultry, Marketing, and Business.

Sunday Agenda

One continuous, in-depth, hands-on training session on increasing the profitability of your pastured poultry farm. Learn how to:

  • Dig deep into farm economics
  • Start a farm with no land, no money, no time, and no chickens
  • Find your farm’s weakest link
  • Learn how you can deploy your capital to get the biggest bang



Monday & Tuesday Agenda

We’ll have up to 3 concurrent sessions for you to choose from. The exact focus for most sessions will be tailored to the questions and needs of the attendees.

Conference expectations: Our workshop is simple. You share your struggles. We organize breakouts. The group collaborates on solutions. The result is an orderly, engaging discussion among 25, 50, or even 100 people who want to openly share their solutions as much as they want to ask their questions.

Here's the difference in our format. You can go to a "typical" conference workshop to learn about brooding from 1 expert or you can attend this conference and learn brooding from dozens of practiced experts. 

Conference Topics include:

  • Scaling your broiler, layer, turkey, and waterfowl flocks
  • Clarifying your marketing message
  • Collaborations on brooder designs and management
  • Using various strategies to increase farm profits
  • Discussions about livestock guardian dogs
  • Understanding poultry health and nutrition
  • Breaking down 2022 feed supply chain issues
  • Sharing processing opportunities and challenges
  • Managing soil health
  • Networking with farmers and exhibitors to find solutions
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Schedule

Registration starts at 7am on Sunday and Monday. We schedule 30 minutes between each conference session so that you can browse the trade show and connect with other attendees.
  • Sunday: 8am to 5pm
  • Monday: 8am to 5pm. Evening Dinner.
  • Tuesday: 8am to 4pm. 

All conference schedules are subject to change based on things we can't control and for the flexibility of the conference. Expect that half of the conference schedule will be blank until you arrive in Jacksonville because we reserve time in the schedule for you to share your expertise and to get the help you need


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Lodging & Travel

Important Deadline: To receive the APPPA discounted group rate, register no later than January 1, 2022.  

You are responsible for booking your own hotel reservations. 

Room Details:

  • Double Queen room
  • Includes complementary parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Marriott Bonvoy Rewards points given to member of choice
  • Rate: $129 + tax (cancel w/in 48 hours of event without penalty)
  • Booking Deadline: Book by Jan 1, 2022 to lock in rate and availability. 

Book online or call Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk at 904-396-5100. Tell them you are with American Pastured Poultry Producers Association. 

Availability Notice: APPPA reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees, so that you can receive a discounted rate with perks, such as free parking. As the registration deadline approaches, some nights may not have rooms available in our room block. However, rooms may be available at the normal hotel rate. If this happens to you and you're trying to book before January 1, book the room and contact grit@apppa.org. We may be able to move your reservation into the APPPA group rate depending on hotel availability. 

Airport

The closest airport is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

Distance from the airport to the conference center is 15 miles and can be traveled by cab, Uber, or rental car. There is no hotel shuttle. 

Family Destination

Disney World is 2-1/2 hours away making this one of the many attractions available to turn this professional conference into a warm family vacation. 



Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will the Preconference sessions (Dec 4 and Dec 11) be recorded in case I can't make the session?
A. Yes. The virtual preconference sessions on Dec 4 and Dec 11 will be recorded and available for later view for paid registrants. 

Q. Can I attend the main, in-person (Jan 16-18) conference virtually?
A. We do not plan to live stream the in-person event in January. This is an in-person event.

Q. Where is the January conference being held?
A. This is the same hotel and conference center we used in 2020. It was previously known as the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center. They have since rebranded to Southbank Hotel at Jacksonville Riverwalk and became a Marriot Bonvoy Hotel. 

Q. What is the registration deadline for the in-person event in Jacksonville?
A. Online registration will close on Jan 9, 2021. Some concessions can usually be made for late and walk-in registrations, but registering on time allows us to accurately source enough local food for our meals. 

Q. What kind of food do you serve and is it included?
A. Registration costs include lunch on conference days and dinner on Monday. We source local ingredients from independent, pasture based farms for all meals that are included in your registration. If you've never eaten at an APPPA conference, you're missing out on the best conference food on the sustainable agriculture conference circuit. 

Q. What about Covid?
A. It still exists. Our conference is in Florida, which is open for business. Please take personal responsibility and do not attend sessions if you are sick. If you wish to distance yourself or wear a mask, please do so.  The hotel will provide ample sanitizing stations for you to use as you see fit. We'd encourage you to bring your own tumbler for water, coffee, or tea.

Media Inquiries

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association draws farmers and related suppliers from all over the United States and beyond.

Contact Mike Badger to obtain a press pass and additional information about the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference. 


American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
PO Box 85
Hughesville, PA 17737 USA


888-662-7772
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