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IPPE Offers Surviving Business Disruptions Educational Session

Program will focus on challenges, opportunities in the face of disruptions, such as pandemics or foreign animal diseases

Vaccine COVID PIXABAY Nov 2021

The American Feed Industry Association’s Nutrition Committee is hosting a program focused on challenges and opportunities for the animal food industry in the face of disruptions, such as pandemics or foreign animal diseases.

Titled, “Business Continuity in Times of Disruption: Lessons Learned,” the program will take place on January 26, 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 25-27.

“The past two years have been chock-full of disruption: COVID-19, the threat of African swine fever, federal regulatory changes – you name it,” says Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of animal food safety and education. “These disruptions affect our members’ businesses, and we will explore the lessons we have learned from them.”

Agenda items will include topics such as a producer perspective: how the pandemic disrupted farm life and commerce; managing government relations when local restrictions and health mandates disrupt business; navigating the sea of employee management and communications in unprecedented times; and thoughts on production and distribution for keeping the supply chain intact.

Online registration for IPPE and the “Business Continuity in Times of Disruption” program registration are now open.

The education program runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 26. Interested individuals are encouraged to register by January 7 to receive the early-bird rate of $55. Starting January 8, the registration is $75.

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