As the world adjusts and readjusts to global events, changes in political climates and other industry impacts, poultry and egg companies must find ways to stay current during these unprecedented times. It is vital for financial managers to remain up to date on economic drivers, such as tax laws, insurance and legislative changes, technology and feed ingredient costs.
USPOULTRY’s 2021 Financial Management Seminar, developed by poultry and egg industry financial professionals, offers insight and tools to help increase the company’s bottom line. This year’s seminar will be held June 28-30 at the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL.
“The collection of topics at this year’s seminar have been carefully selected to give attendees the information they need to equip their company for success in the coming year,” said Eddie Elrod, vice president and chief financial officer at Fieldale Farms, and program committee chairman. “The committee has done an excellent job in bringing together a diverse group of knowledgeable speakers for this event.”
The 2021 USPOULTRY Financial Management Seminar program planning committee is comprised of various industry leaders, including Sloan Clinton, Mountaire Corporation; Stacey Crump, Pilgrim’s; Eddie Elrod, Fieldale Farms Corporation (committee program chairman); Courtney Fazekas, Wayne Farms LLC; Greg Finch, Claxton Poultry Farms; Robert Gunther, Frost PLLC; Joey Long, Case Foods, Inc.; Kolby McEntire, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Jarod Morrison, Farbest Foods, Inc.; Mulham Shbeib, Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.; and Abby Walden, Crider Foods.
The seminar agenda will include a diverse selection of topics, such as a Washington Update; Insurance Trends/Changes; Tax Update; Cyber Security; Global Markets Overview; Financial Reporting Best Practices; Logistics Challenges Impact on the Bottom Line; and much more. Experience sharing sessions will also be offered, covering Cloud Based Systems/ERP Conversion; Payroll System Options Best Practices; Live Production Accounting; HR as Strategic Partner to Finance; and Egg and Turkey Industry Challenges.
USPOULTRY is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Up to 12.5 CPE credits may be awarded to seminar attendees. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.
As USPOULTRY is currently planning to move forward with the seminar in-person, the health and safety of everyone who attends is a top priority. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local governments regarding COVID-19 will be followed.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the All Feather Association progressively serving its poultry and egg members through research, education, communications and technical services. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, GA.