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The 2019 NAGA convention will offer a full schedule of information-packed sessions and presentations covering issues critical to gamebird producers, hunting preserve operators and other industry members.

Attendees can also expect plenty of expert advice and money-making tips, along with the chance to meet industry leaders face to face and forge new alliances with key distributors, buyers and potential business partners. The convention’s schedule will also allow ample opportunities to see old acquaintances and make new friends who share the same passion for the gamebird industry.

Adding to the experience, exhibitors offering a variety of products and services for the gamebird industry will be on hand to meet attendees during breaks, meals and the opening reception.

Monday, January 14

9:00 am 2018 Final Board Meeting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
General Session
Moderator Sam Ballou
1:00 pm Welcome – President Tim Zindl
1:15 pm Feed Additives & Protein Levels – Dr. Justing Fowler, University of Georgia
2:00 pm Bio Security on Your Preserve (Panel) – Darrel Sandstedt, Sonrise Quail Farm & Outfitters; Mike Maggard, Norfolk Southern-Brosnan Forest; Jeff Spivey, Georgia Poultry Lab
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Natural Products for Buildings – Reed Schneider, Absorbent Products
3:30 pm Disease Identification Lab – Dr. Eva Pendleton, Penn State; Dr. Doug Anderson, Georgia Poultry Lab
5:00 pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 15

General Session
Moderator Todd Laudenslager
 8:00 am Recruiting and Keeping the Best Employees – Rushe Hudzinski, Savannah Technical College Business Management
 9:00 am Surveillance –  Casey Kinler, Animal Ag Alliance Communications Manager
 10:00 am Break
10:30 am NPIP Program Changes – Troy Laudenslager, Mahantongo Game Farms
11:30 am 2020 NAGA Convention – Memphis, Tenn. – Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director

Wednesday, January 16

 7:30 am 2nd Board meeting
General Session
Moderator Jeff Maness
 9:00 am Dealing with Emergencies on Your Operation – Andrew Klein, Smart Barn; Brian Klein, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc
 10:00 am Break
 10:30 am DC Trip Panel – Ken Klippen, National Association of Egg Farmers – President; Bill MacFarlane, MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc; Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director; Tim Zindl, Oak Ridge Pheasant Ranch, Inc
11:30 am NAGA Update – Rob Sexton, NAGA Executive Director; Tim Zindl, Oak Ridge Pheasant Ranch, Inc
Noon Lunch
General Session
Moderator Fuzzy Stock
 1:00 pm Use of Websites and Digital Marketing to Advance Your Business – J. Michael Roach, Creative Director & Nelly Roach, President of Caledon Virtual
 1:45 pm Incubation Evaluation, Learning From Our Failures – Dr. Keith Bramwell, Jamesway Incubators
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm NAGA Membership Meeting
3:30pm Livestock and Poultry Practices in Asia – Dr. Mark Young, Star Labs/Forage Research Inc
5:00 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Dinner & Auction