GULFPORT, MS—Jan. 23, 2017—Gamebird producers and hunting preserve operators from across the continent are gathered on the Gulf Coast this week for the 85th annual North American Gamebird Association’s Educational Conference and Convention, which runs Jan. 23-25 at the Island View Resort Casino Gulfport, Mississippi.

The convention includes a lineup of seminars and presentations from industry experts, along with a trade show, banquet and other festivities.

The event opened with a sobering update on avian influenza from Andy Rhorer, former senior coordinator of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Rhorer reported on current outbreaks abroad and recent findings in North America.

Dr. Margaret Oeller of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided timely information on the Veterinary Feed Directive, offering recommendations on obtaining pheasant, quail and partridge medicines in the wake of new governmental regulations.

As a bonus, Pennsylvania State University’s Dr. Eva Pendleton revealed the latest recommendations on biosecurity for gamebird producers, and David Neumann of Plitz, Williams and La Rosa addressed the group with tax-planning advice for farms and preserves.

The convention continues Tuesday and Wednesday with a full slate of educational presentations on the schedule. Watch for additional updates, as well as information on next year’s annual convention, on this site and in future editions of the association’s official publication, the NAGA News.

NAGA is dedicated to promoting, protecting and sustaining a positive environment in which game bird producers and hunting preserve operators can grow their businesses through monitoring and influencing of legislation, informing and educating members on current industry trends and issues, and promoting and sustaining our hunting heritage through increased public awareness.

 

To view the complete convention photo gallery, CLICK HERE.

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