For Immediate Release
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
April 1, 2013
ATRP and USPOULTRY Partner on National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry
TUCKER, GA – The Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are excited to announce a new partnership for jointly hosting the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, with additional support provided by the Georgia Poultry Federation, the National Chicken Council, and the National Turkey Federation – who, along with GTRI, were founding sponsors of the conference. This year’s conference will take place August 19-21, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on Amelia Island, Florida.
For the past 28 years, ATRP has served as the sole coordinator of this event. However, with USPOULTRY’s expansive offering of quality educational and technical seminars, it was an obvious fit for both organizations to partner together to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the National Safety Conference.
“ATRP has long had a strong working relationship with USPOULTRY, and it was only natural for us to partner together to provide the best possible programming for the only safety conference specifically for the poultry industry,” said Doug Britton, Manager of the Agricultural Technology Research Program at Georgia Tech.
The conference is designed specifically for poultry plant and corporate safety personnel, and it will continue as a three-day event with key presentations on important industry topics and updates on government policy. Other highlights include breakout sessions for discussing best practices and current challenges, as well as networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other safety and health professionals. The technical content for the conference will continue to be guided by an advisory panel of industry safety and health representatives.
USPOULTRY will assume responsibility for managing the logistics of the conference including the website information, on-line registration, and on-site arrangements. ATRP will continue to play an active role in working with the advisory committee to develop the content and select the topics and speakers for the conference.
The conference registration and hotel registration will open on June 24. Information on the conference can be found at http://www.uspoultry.org/educationprograms.
The Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Poultry Federation with funding from the Georgia Legislature. ATRP’s mission is to provide technical assistance, outreach, education, and research in the fields of automation and robotics, workplace safety, advanced fluid separations, energy and water conservation, and advanced sensing systems.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.