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National Poultry Waste Management Symposium

Livestock Update, May 2002

Curtis Novak, Animal & Poultry Sciences, VA Tech

"Looking Ahead"
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama
October 28 - 30, 2002

The symposium will communicate the latest technology and information regarding poultry waste management. The theme for this year's symposium is "Looking Ahead". With this in mind, presentations will target to current and future needs of the poultry industry when dealing with environmental issues and challenges. Topics include: Social Considerations, Waste and Nutrient Management, Regulatory and Air Quality Issues, Challenges and Opportunities of Alternative Use Technologies and Processes, and Water and Wastewater Processing.

The audience focus is mid-level managers and decision-makers at all levels in the poultry production system. Growers and independent producers are also encouraged to participate. The Mission of the symposium is to continue to provide cutting edge, timely, and hard hitting presentations that address the need for comprehensive programs and that assist members of the poultry system to fulfill their individual and collective environmental protection responsibilities.

The program covers a broad spectrum of topics during a general session (Oct 28th) followed by concurrent sessions (Oct 29th) relaying production and processing information. Poster presentations, commercial exhibits of waste processing equipment, environmental services, and educational topics will also be on display during the symposium. An industry tour of production or processing sites will also be offered on the 30th.

Registration in advance is $150. Information on registration and housing are included with the printed program and can be obtained from Curtis Novak.

For more information contact:
Curtis Novak
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
3300 Litton Reaves Hall (0306)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5087; Fax: 540-231-3713

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