Come join us for a hands-on, in-depth look at two very important topics to the egg industry. Workshops are free of charge to those registered for Egg Forum. To register for workshops, just indicate "Yes" for the workshop of your choice as you go through the registration process. If you have questions, please contact Lesa Vold.
April 16, 2019 | 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Everyone knows connecting with consumers is important; but do you have the right tools to actually do it? Today, consumers have more questions about how their food is grown and raised then ever before, which presents an opportunity to engage in the conversation. If a consumer asked what you do or why you do it, how would you respond? Would your response 'connect' with them?
As a flock owner, or an allied industry member, we MUST engage in these conversations. If we don't, who will? This workshop talks about the importance of connecting based on shared values, and also walks you through how to communicate them. Leave with specific responses to hard questions for your job, showing that farm values do align with consumer values.
Join this interactive session based on real conversations and experiences in addressing antibiotic use, animal welfare, nutrition and much, much more.
Dr. Leah Dorman - Director of Food Integrity and Consumer Engagement at Phibro Animal Health
Dr. Dorman understands the important role we play in answering questions in a non-defensive, open and honest fashion. As a veterinarian and previous Assistant State Veterinarian for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, she also understands the role of production agriculture to deliver healthy affordable food for all families.
April 17, 2019 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ventilation is critical to the success of every flock; but is your team managing it to get the best out of your birds? Come learn about the fundamentals and ways to identify and fix common challenges with ventilation systems in today's modern poultry buildings. Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to help you learn how to think through some real-world scenarios that can help you hone in your ventilation management skills.
Do you have questions specific to your specific site, building style or equipment? Bring them and start an era of enhanced ventilation management for your facilities.
Dr. Brett Ramirez, assistant professor in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University
Dr. Ramirez focuses his research and extension programs on ventilation systems, natural resource and energy efficiency, animal energetics, environmental control, and precision livestock farming. Through mentoring students on fundamental and applied research projects, his program aims to generate practical solutions to current and emerging issues surrounding animal agriculture and its producers.