NPFDA 2021 Distributors Exchange -Auburn University Dept of Poultry Science

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021
Auburn University Department of Poultry Science
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn, AL 36849

Event Details

Biosecurity Statement from Auburn University Department of Poultry Science:  Attendees should be free of contact from live birds within 72 hours to visit the live production facilities. Otherwise, you can still attend the meeting and see the processing plant.

NPFDA Statement Regarding COVID-19: We know that some of you may have concerns about COVID-19 and upcoming NPFDA events. NPFDA takes the health and safety of our members and attendees seriously. Given the fluid nature of this evolving situation, we urge everyone to utilize reliable sources of information. Click here for the CDC Site .  

"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.  Lunch conversation focuses on industry issues.  

Learn more about the Auburn University Department of Poultry Science by clicking here.

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 Guest:

  • 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.   Click here for reservations.  



For More Information:

Cece Corbin
Cece Corbin
President National Protein & Food Distributors Association (770)535-9901

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Optional Arrivals

Thursday, June 10, 2021

11:00 a.m.   Golf     Auburn University Club  (includes box lunch)                               6:00 p.m.              Group cocktails (on own)    The Hotel at Auburn                       7:00 p.m.               Group dinner                       Arriccia Cucina Italiana        

Friday, June 11, 2021

Group Breakfast or Vouchers

9:00 a.m.                  Depart to Auburn University Department of Poultry Science 12:00 p.m.                Lunch/Discussion

Optional Departures