NPFDA 2020 Distributors Exchange at Auburn University

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 to Friday, April 10, 2020
Auburn University Department of Poultry Science
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Event Details

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.  But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”  

― George Bernard Shaw

The NPFDA Distributors Exchange has always been one of the most popular meetings for NPFDA members! Attendees represent the diversity of NPFDA's membership, including distributors, brokers, processors and allied members. It is a two-day event, starting with a networking dinner for our attendees and featuring an interactive tour of Auburn University's Department of Poultry Science.

Transportation:  Learn more about getting to Auburn, AL here.  

Included:  Thursday: Dinner. Friday: Breakfast, Visit to Auburn’s Department of Poultry Science, Roundtable Discussions with Lunch.

Optional:  Golf -- Scheduled for Thursday morning at the Auburn University Club.

Our Hosts: Auburn's Department of Poultry Science is changing the game for food producers everywhere. 

  • NPFDA Member, Auburn University's Dr. Amit Morey recently spoke at NPFDA's 2019 Fall Meeting.  Dr. Morey's research activities include  working with poultry processors and further processors to develop and validate novel methods to improve the quality and safety of raw and further processed poultry products. 

Learn more about Dr. Morey at

  • Dr. William A. Dozier, Department Head and Professor. Dr. Dozier's  research efforts have focused on defining nutritional needs of broilers and the use of alternative ingredients and exogenous enzymes, which can lower feed costs. Dr. Dozier’s emphasis on broiler research has been practical and application oriented, so as to benefit the broiler industry both here in the USA and abroad. Through his numerous papers on the metabolizable energy and amino acid requirements of broilers, the industry has been able to formulate diets closer to the bird’s requirement, improving performance and saving considerably in the cost of production. Hence, his research efforts has had a considerable impact on broiler production.

Learn more about Dr. Dozier at

Special Guests:

  • Jason Spann, President, Alabama Poultry and Egg Association and General Manager, American Proteins, Inc.  Mr. Spann is President of Auburn University’s Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research Center (“The Farm”). The new Miller Poultry Research and Education Center is located on a 30-acre site at North Auburn. At present, the center is in its final phase of construction, nearing a completion date in 2020. Current construction includes a processing plant as well as several support facilities. Site preparation is also underway for construction on several new bird research houses. Learn more about the Miller Center at
  • Jim Goldberg, Director, Member Recruitment and Outreach, North American Meat Institute.  Goldberg is an industry veteran with more than 26 years’ experience in the meat and poultry industries, most notably as part of the original team that created Meatingplace in 1993.  Learn more about NAMI at

Hotel:  Our host hotel is The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Join us in a downtown community rich in history and steeped in natural charm at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center located in downtown Auburn, Alabama. Front door to one of the South's largest universities, Auburn University, our downtown Auburn, AL hotel is proud to be part of an Alabama legacy.  A reservations link will be provided when your registration is complete.  



Amit Morey
Amit Morey Assistant Professor Auburn University
Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin President NPFDA
Fernando Puentes
Fernando Puentes Business Development Manager High Point Logistics
Glennon Monroe
Glennon Monroe Operations and Administration Columbia Meats
Judson Guest
Judson Guest Executive Vice President LAD Truck Lines
Mary Stams
Mary Stams Secretary/Treasurer/ Stams Family Foods
Nick Stams
Nick Stams Founder & President Stams Family Foods
R.E. Butts
R.E. Butts Chief Operating Officer Butts Foods, Inc.
5 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President NPFDA (770)535-9901


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Optional Arrivals

Thursday, April 9, 2020

11:30 a.m.           Golf                              Auburn University Club 

7:00 p.m.             Networking Dinner         Acre                                                                                       Acre is a delightful anachronism -- a restaurant with                                               sophisticated charm and repurposed architectural details                                     serving stylishly modern food with roots deep in Southern                                     soil. Acre is located in the historic downtown district of                                           Auburn just three blocks from Toomer’s Corner, the heart of                                 the Auburn community. Chef David Bancroft and his team                                     bring classic favorites to the table with fresh, innovative                                         flavors and artistic presentations. “Our goal is to interpret the                               complex, traditional tastes of the Deep South in a totally                                       fresh and modern way,” says Bancroft.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m.             Depart to Auburn University Department of Poultry Science

12:00 p.m.           Lunch with Roundtables

Optional Departures