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.
APPPA’s Professional Pastured Poultry Producers 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 to 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 discussion schedule is coming.
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.
Large-scale layer discussions will continue to be a focus area in Greenville.
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.
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 November 15:
- Members: $125 + $75 each additional person
- Non-members: $165 each person
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 reference company/group name "APPPA. Room rate is good through January 1, 2019.
If you need assistance for conference registrations, the following unaffiliated resources may be helpful.
Food Animal Concerns Trust Scholarship.