The California Poultry Federation (CPF) Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Monterey, CA on Thursday, September 16th. Click here to view the elegant ocean front hotel.
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 17th, beginning at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast for attendees before the meeting at 7:30 a.m.
For questions about the conference, please contact the CPF office at (209) 576-6355.
Credit from registration and sponsorship held from 2020 will be
applied to your final invoice.
Our online registration and hotel reservation system has proven to be a success. All attendees will need to Register, Sponsors and Book hotel accommodations Online!
To view the Online Registration/Sponsorship memo Click here!
Online registration will open July 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. PST!
– Registrant Only: $650 (Starting August 15th $750)
– Guest: $500 (Starting August 15th $650)
– University/College Faculty: $350
CPF has customized sponsorship opportunities for you to consider maximizing your exposure before, during and even after the event.
Sponsors will be honored at the banquet and during our breakfast.
*Attendee is responsible for making all hotel and travel arrangements.
Hotel Registration deadline for conference rate is August 15, 2021. Any rooms booked after August 15, 2021 will be billed at the regular hotel rate. Please check with the hotel for the regular hotel rate.
$243 – Inland View Room
*(Limited Government Rate available for Inland View Room only! When making your reservation, please note Government Room Rate in the “Special Request” box on hotel reservation page)
$323 – Partial Ocean View Room (Limited Availability)
$346 – Harbor View Room (Limited Availability)
Diamond Club Level $3,500
Gold Club Level $2,000
Absorbent Products Ltd.; Alltech; Aviagen Turkeys; Darling Ingredients Inc.; Elanco Animal Health; Foster Farms; Phibro Animal Health; Veterinary Service Inc.
Silver Club Level $1,500
Adisseo USA Inc.; Anpario; Diamond V; DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Agency Inc.; Merck Animal Health; Motomco; Petaluma Poultry; Pitman Family Farms; Shepard Bros.; Volk Enterprises, Inc.
Dan Walters has been a journalist for nearly 60 years, spending all but a few of those years working for California newspapers. At one point in his career, at age 22, he was the nation’s youngest daily newspaper editor.
He joined The Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975, just as Jerry Brown began his governorship, and later became the Union’s Capitol bureau chief. In 1981, Mr. Walters began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events.
In 1984, he and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee and in 2017, Mr. Walters and his column shifted to CALmatters.org, a non-profit organization devoted to California public policy issues. He has written more than 9,000 articles and his column appears in dozens of California newspapers.
Mr. Walters has written about California and its politics for a number of other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, and in 1986, his book, “The New California: Facing the 21st Century,” was published in its first edition. The book later underwent revisions and became a widely used college textbook about socioeconomic and political trends in the state.
He is also the founding editor of the “California Political Almanac” and the co-author of “The Third House: Lobbyists, Money and Power in Sacramento,” published by the University of California. Mr. Walters frequently appears on CNN, Fox, and other networks, commenting about political developments in California.
Mike Brown, President of the National Chicken Council
Mike Brown is president of the National Chicken Council. 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.
Joel Brandenberger, President of the National Turkey Federation
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.
Award winning magician Al Skinner is one of the funniest comedy magicians working today. The winner of “Stand Up Magician” of the Year, Three Times, Al loves getting everyone involved in the show. Al has performed internationally as part of a cross culture project for four years and had the privilege of working with such greats as The Beach Boys and Van Morrison, and has been a featured performer on Carnival Cruise Lines. He is highly sought after as an entertainer for corporate, associations and Fund-Raising events.
Al currently live in Northern California with his wife Nancy