2020 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference
Update: Registration is open.
APPPA's 2020 pastured poultry conference is coming to Jacksonville, Florida.
Programming details are still emerging, so stay tuned to your APPPA communication channels for more information. Venue information is below.
Where: Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk. 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 3220
Schedule and Topics
The Professional Pastured Poultry Conference differentiates itself from all other agricultural conferences by hosting unscripted group discussions as the featured programming. Farmer attendees drive the conversation around the issues that are important to them.
We operate on the simple idea that your problem has already been solved by someone else in the room. The collective experience opens up opportunities to discover solutions.
With each year, APPPA refines the approach; however, facilitating the networking, collaboration, and group knowledge transfer is our number one priority. We will continue to place our experienced farmers at the forefront of the conference while expanding our educational opportunities.Pre-Conference: Sunday, January 19, 2020 (choose a course)
The Sunday pre-conference will feature two courses:
Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21, 2020)
If your goal is to catch up on the latest technical expertise about raising and processing chickens, those conversations permeate the event. We’ll carve out time specifically to be geeks about what we do and discuss broilers, layers, turkeys, waterfowl, and more with some of the most experienced pastured poultry farmers in the community.
If your goal is to build relationships within the community, meet smart people, and develop your business, then you'll be in good company.
Lodging and Travel
In 2020, APPPA is streamlining accommodations and will host the pre-conference and conference programming at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Lodging Deadline: Book your room by January 1, 2020 to receive the discounted room rate.
Guestrooms feature three USB charging ports, WIFI, and large wall mounted 43” HD LCD flat-screen TVs, as well as in-room safes and mini-refrigerators. Guests will feel pampered with our Australian luxury designed Pamona bath amenities and plush towels.
To reserve your room, call the hotel directly at 904-396-5100 and tell them you are with the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) conference.
Room rate is $139 per night plus taxes.
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.
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.
The 2019 conference was well attended despite crippling snow and ice storms that affected over half the United States. Attendees reschedule and rerouted travel plans to ensure they arrived on-time for the conference. That's a real testament to the value they placed on this gathering.
Here is what 2019 looked like:
More than pastured poultry.
APPPA will provide a range of sponsor and underwriting opportunities to ensure your business receives the maximum exposure to a group of highly engaged participants. New in 2020, we'll expand our chance to exhibit across all levels.
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association draws farmers and related suppliers from all over the United States and beyond. In 2019, the conference grew in attendance by 48% from 2018.
Contact Mike Badger to obtain a press pass and additional information about the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference.