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Donnie Smith to Keynote Expo Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit


November 25, 2010
By Kristy Nudds


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November 25, 2010 – Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, will be the keynote speaker at the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the 2011 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo.   Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association, the world’s largest poultry and feed event will be held January 26-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

November 25, 2010 – Donnie Smith,
president and CEO of Tyson Foods, will be the keynote speaker at the
Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the 2011 International
Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo
.   Sponsored by U.S. Poultry
& Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association, the
world’s largest poultry and feed event will be held January 26-28 at
the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Smith has 30 years of experience in the food industry.  He joined Tyson in 1980 and has served in a variety of responsibilities, including live production, purchasing and supply chain, group vice president of consumer products, and senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods. Smith was named CEO in November 2009.  He received a BS degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee.
 
“Sustainability encompasses a wide range of issues that impact the long-term progress and success of our industry,” said program committee co-chairman Kevin Igli, Tyson Foods.  “So, in addition to the Summit’s previous emphasis on environmental issues, this year’s program is being expanded to cover other areas such as the social and economic arenas throughout animal agriculture – people, planet, profit.”
 
“The poultry industry and animal agriculture have long emphasized the importance of environmental stewardship and sustainability,” added co-chairman Fred Cespedes, American Proteins.  “Our industry has led the way in developing technology and management practices to enhance our future success.  The Summit will take a close look at the latest tools and ideas to perpetuate sustainability.”
 
The Summit will begin at 1PM Tuesday, January 25, with a series of presentations on The Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit.  The program will continue Wednesday morning with the keynote address by Smith, and other industry leaders discussing the importance of corporate sustainability efforts.

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2011 Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit Schedule
:
 
Tuesday Afternoon
                      
The Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit
 
People
-Community Engagement – External Focus
-Employee Engagement – Internal Focus
                                  
Planet
-Life Cycle Assessments
-Water Treatment and Conservation
                                  
Profit
-Energy Efficiency in Processing
-Energy Efficiency in Fleet Operations
-Elements of a Sustainability Program
 
Wednesday Morning
                                                      
Importance of Corporate Sustainability Programs
                                     
Conservation Organization Perspective
Food Service Customer Perspective
Senior Executive Perspective