2020 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference

APPPA's 2020 pastured poultry conference is going to Jacksonville, Florida.

Programming details are still emerging, so stay tuned to your APPPA communication channels for more information. Venue information is below.


  • January 19, 2020: Pre-conference Intensive trainings
  • January 20-21, 2020: Professional Pastured Poultry Conference
  • January 22, 2020: Optional farm tour

Where: Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk. 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 3220

Who Attends?

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:

  • ยท36 states and three countries (United States, Canada, and Haiti) were represented
  • 1,123,000 broilers: median flock size: 5,000
  • 89,000 laying hens: median flock size: 600
  • 36,700 turkeys: median flock size: 250
  • 25,900 ducks: median flock size: 200

There was more than pastured poultry. Conference polling indicates that the 190 attendees at the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference also accounted for more than 5,871 hogs; 2,724 cattle; 140 dairy cows; 300 lambs; 1,244 sheep and 340 goats.


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. 

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Media Inquiries

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. 

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. 

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. 

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