April 14, 2020 | 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Space in this workshop is limited. Seats will be filled first-come, first-served starting with egg company employees, followed by relevant allied industry members. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Lesa Vold.
This year the ventilation concepts discussed in the classroom will be supplemented with a 30-45 minute ventilation trailer tutorial. You will have a chance to get inside the ventilation trailer and see controllers and other ventilation equipment to better learn how to apply the principles discussed in the classroom.
If you want to attend the only the ventilation workshop, you can do so for the reduced price of just $35.00! On the registration page, be sure to select the link that says Ventilation Workshop ONLY. If you are planning to attend the entire Forum, this workshop is free of charge to you! To register for the workshop while attending the entire Forum, simply indicate you wish to attend the "Ventilation Workshop Session" instead of the "General Forum Session" as you go through the regular Forum registration process.
Content: 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.
Flow: All participants will go through the classroom portion of the workshop from 2-4 p.m. Following the conclusion of the classroom portion, small groups will circulate through the hands-on portion of the workshop. During the time workshop participants are not in their trailer session, they are welcome to join the Forum’s general session.
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.