2017 CPF Annual Conference

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Monterey Plaza Hotel

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Monterey Plaza Hotel

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

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2016 CPF Annual Conference

September 21st and 22nd  2017

Monterey Plaza Hotel Hotel and Spa, Monterey, CA

The California Poultry Federation (CPF) Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, CA on Thursday, September 21. A buffet lunch on the outdoor patio will be held at 11:30 a.m. prior to the Conference. The Board Meeting is Friday, September 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast for attendees before the meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Online Registration and Sponsorship! Please click on the links below for the online Conference Registration Form and the Conference Sponsor Form.

Click to Register Online (This will link to the Registration Form)

Click to Sponsor Online (This will link to the Sponsorship Form)

For questions about the conference, please contact Sandy Pohl in the CPF office at (888) 822-4004.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 21
Lunch 11:30 a.m.
Annual Conference 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reception/Awards Banquet 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, September 22
Breakfast honoring Allied Sponsors 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Board Meeting 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Conference adjourns at Noon

Thank you to the CPF Annual Conference Sponsors

Diamond Club Level  $2750
Agrecom, Inc.; Aviagen; Boehringer Ingelheim; Darling Ingredients; International Paper

Gold Club Level  $1500
Aviagen Turkeys/Select Genetics; Bayer Animal Health; Big Dutchman; Cobb-Vantress, Inc.; Evonik Industries; Foster Farms; Grimaud Farms; Haley Farms, Inc.; Marel; Maple Leaf Farms West; Morris & Associates; Petaluma Poultry; Phibro Animal Health; Pitman Family Farms; Purina Animal Nutrition; Rabobank N.A.; Strand Ag Supply; Valley Fresh Foods Inc./Rainbow Farms; Veterinary Service Inc.

Silver Club Level $1000
Alpha Inc. + Chore Time Inc.; Alltech; Animal Health International; DiBuduo & DeFendis; Diamond V; Hubbard LLC;    J. S. West & Companies; Label Technology, Inc.; Merck; Neogen; Novus International Inc.; Rolling F Credit Union; Shepard Bros. Inc.; Volk Enterprises; Zacky Farms; Wildenberg Farms, INC.

Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Mack Dryden

Whether your objective is to inspire the troops or just make them laugh ’til they hurt, Mack is a guaranteed hit, as hundreds of thrilled clients happily attest.  He’s been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious yet inspiring material, and uniquely engaging delivery.  As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including several appearances on The Tonight Show. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian. Read more

Conference Speakers

Joel Brandenberger

Joel Brandenberger is president of the National Turkey Federation (NTF).  Brandenberger joined NTF in 1991 as the federation’s director of public affairs and served in a variety of positions – most recently as senior vice president for legislative affairs – before being appointed to his current post in December 2006. For most of his tenure at NTF, he represented the turkey industry before Congress on a wide range of issues, including food safety, farm policy, the environment, energy policy and animal health and welfare. Immediately before joining NTF, he was legislative director and press secretary for then-U.S. Rep. Bill Sarpalius.  Brandenberger also was Sarpalius’ press secretary and chief of staff in the Texas Senate and press secretary for Sarpalius’ successful 1988 congressional campaign.  Prior to that, he spent almost three years as a reporter and editor at the Amarillo Globe-News. Brandenberger is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Please welcome NTF President, Joel Brandenberger.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown is president of the National Chicken Council.  He was selected for this position in February 2011, succeeding George Watts.  As president, Brown manages the NCC staff and is responsible for carrying out policies as determined by the Board of Directors.

Previously, Brown was on the staff of the American Meat Institute, where he represented AMI to Congress and the Administration as the organization’s senior vice president for legislative affairs.  He joined AMI in May 1995, after serving eight years as a legislative assistant for former Sen. John Warner (R-VA), focusing on agriculture, food safety, labor, immigration, environment, and international trade issues.  Brown also previously worked as a legal publication specialist for the Federal Register, where he was responsible for providing information to Congress, federal agencies, trade associations and others on federal regulations and office programs and publications.

Brown earned his Bachelor of Science in political science and history from the State University of New York, Brockport.

The National Chicken Council represents vertically-integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce, process and market chickens and chicken products.  Member companies of NCC account for more than 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.

Dr. Thomas Elam

Dr. Thomas Elam earned Master’s and PhD degrees in Agricultural Economics at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Elam has been working in the area of grain, poultry and livestock economics for over 40 years. His professional career spans service at the University of Illinois, the Economic Research Service of USDA and Elanco Animal Health. In a 24-year career at Elanco Dr. Elam was primarily engaged in global market research and strategic business planning. After retirement from Elanco in March, 2003 Dr. Elam has continued his career by founding his own company, FarmEcon LLC.

Dr. Elam has authored numerous articles on biofuels policy, and grain, livestock and poultry outlook. His consulting career has spanned over 500 projects and speeches for approximately 100 clients. He has worked on projects involving the poultry sectors of over 60 countries.

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