The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is hosting its third annual Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference in Greenville, Texas, on January 21-22, 2019.
This meeting is a dynamic system of farmers, ideas, and discussions. Topics will be facilitated based on attendee recommendations, suggestions, and interest.
Note: To register for the member rate, you must log in to your apppa.org account (all members have one and the username is the email address attached to your membership.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
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APPPA’s Professional Pastured Poultry Conference shakes up the typical conference workshop format by putting the instructors in the seats with everyone else.
The APPPA Professional Pastured Poultry Conference uses an unconference meeting format, which results in focused and relevant group-based collaboration.
APPPA started this conference in 2017 with the express purpose of putting the community’s most experienced producers in a single room so that they could talk with and learn from each other in a spontaneous way--and in ways that are not available in other agricultural conferences.
The detailed discussions are centered on broad topics that are moderated to stay relevant to the experience level of the people in the room.
In addition to the large group discussion, 2019 will incorporate more opportunity for small group breakout sessions that allow additional networking and deep dives into specific topics.
The primary schedule is large group discussion at the Civic Center with a standing opportunity to establish smaller break out sessions as needed. Dinner on Monday and lunches for the two days will be held at the Civic Center.
The Hale family will host an optional tour of Windy Meadows Family Farm and processing facility on Monday afternoon. Windy Meadows is a multi-generational farm raising 70,000+ pasture-raised broilers; they also operate an on-farm hatchery and inspected processing facility.
Processing discussions will be deliberately segregated into groups interested in inspected processing, exempt processing, and those not-interested in processing.
New for 2019, the conference will feature a limited number of flash talks. A flash talk is a 5 minute presentation focused on answering a single question. All attendees will be invited to submit a talk idea after completing a conference registration. Final selections will be made by the conference committee.
Discussion topics will include:
- Multiple break options
- Clearly defined processing discussions
- Large-scale layers
- Applying lean principles to your farm
- and more...
Registration includes conference attendance, lunch for both days, and dinner on Monday evening. Lodging is additional and is the responsibility of the attendee.
Registration is tiered by membership status and date. Register early to save.
Until December 20:
- Members: $150 + $100 each additional person
- Non-members: $190 each person
Until January 11:
- Members: $200 + $125 each additional person
- Non-members: 240 each person
Late registrations and walk-ins:
- Members: $225 each
- Non-Members: $250 each
Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for your own lodging. APPPA is holding a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express for $89 per night plus taxes and fees.
To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express (2901 Mustang Crossing, Greenville Texas 75402), call 903-454-8680 and immediately tell the front desk that you need to make a reservation as part of a group. Then reference company/group name "APPPA. Room rate is good through January 1, 2019.
If you're a business that serves pastured poultry farmers, you can show your support of the movement by sponsoring the conference. View our opportunities.