The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three additional free education programs at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place January 31–February 2, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The “Beef 101” session, scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, will provide an overview of the beef lifecycle, address common questions regarding beef production, discuss factors affecting beef quality and offer a unique demonstration of innovative beef cuts. The workshop will feature Davey Griffin, Ph.D., professor and extension meat specialist at Texas A&M University.
The “Meat Industry Regulatory Update and Compliance Session,” scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, will cover the major regulatory issues affecting meat processors in the past year and the challenges facing the meat and poultry industry in 2017. In addition, the session will provide an overview of common in-plant inspection and enforcement issues and discuss strategies to best respond to these matters. NAMI’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs and General Counsel Mark Dopp and Vice President of Regulatory Services Norm Robertson will lead the session.
The “Family Businesses Strategies for Success” workshop will highlight some of the most pressing concerns facing family businesses in the meat industry, focusing on succession planning and family member employment, along with other related topics. The session also will provide opportunity for interaction and discussion to facilitate the sharing of best practices and ideas. Dave Miniat, CEO of Ed Miniat, LLC, and Jennifer Pendergast, senior consultant, The Family Business Consulting Group, will speak during the session, which will take place Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
For more information on any of the above sessions and to register to attend IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.