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Center for Food Animal Wellbeing



Annual Symposium

What: 3rd Annual Symposium: Advances and Issues in Food Animal Wellbeing
When: August 1, 2013
Where: Leland Tollett Auditorium, 2nd floor, Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, John W. Tyson Building, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Registration is FREE. Register online here.

Hotel Information: Holiday Inn Express, 1251 N. Shiloh Dr., Fayetteville, AR, 479-444-6006


7:30 am

 Registration & continental breakfast


8:30 a.m.

Welcome, Introduction to Center and Seminar


9:00 a.m.

Why Animal Welfare & Why Now?

Jennifer Walker, Director,
Dairy Stewardship, Dean Foods

9:45 a.m.

A Veterinarian's View

Jeffrey Courtney, Director of Veterinarian Services, Pilgrim's Pride

10:30 a.m.



10:45 a.m.

Nuisance Law and Farming

Rusty W. Rumley, National Agriculture Law Center

11:15 a.m.

A Chef’s View of Animal Welfare 

Michael Formicella, President & Co-owner of Chella Foods, Chicago, IL

12:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m.

ABCs of Auditing Animal Wellfare

Karen Christensen, Chairman

1:45 p.m.

The Media - A Fact of Life

Sara Lilygren, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Tyson

2:30 p.m.

A Customer’s Perspective 

Bruce Feinberg, Senior Director,
Global Quality, McDonald’s

3:15 p.m.



3:30 p.m.

Livestock Sales - Next Frontier

Laura Marks, Director of Animal Handling, Kansas Livestock Board
Chris Ashworth, DVM, Chairman of Animal Agriculture Alliance Board

5:00 p.m.