2020 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference

Update: Registration is open

APPPA's 2020 pastured poultry conference is coming to Jacksonville, Florida. 

Programming details are still emerging, so stay tuned to your APPPA communication channels for more information. Venue information is below.


  • January 19, 2020: Pre-conference Intensive trainings
  • January 20-21, 2020: Professional Pastured Poultry Conference
  • January 22, 2020: Optional farm tour

Where: Lexington Hotel & Conference Center Jacksonville Riverwalk. 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 3220

Register Now!

Schedule and Topics

The Professional Pastured Poultry Conference differentiates itself from all other agricultural conferences by hosting unscripted group discussions as the featured programming. Farmer attendees drive the conversation around the issues that are important to them.

We operate on the simple idea that your problem has already been solved by someone else in the room.  Or, the collective experience opens up opportunities to discover solutions.  

With each year, APPPA refines the approach; however, facilitating the networking, collaboration, and group knowledge transfer is our number one priority. We will continue to place our experienced farmers at the forefront of the conference while expanding our educational opportunities.

Pre-Conference: Sunday, January 19, 2020 (choose a course)

The Sunday pre-conference will feature two courses:

When you register, you can choose to attend Sunday as a standalone option or as a bundle with the main conference on Monday/Tuesday. 
    Main Conference: Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21, 2020)
      • Programming to be announced.
    Post Conference: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (optional)
      • Farm tour at Pastured Life Farm in O'Brien, Florida.  Free registration required as part of conference registration.

    Lodging and Travel

    In 2020, APPPA is streamlining accommodations and will host the pre-conference and conference programming at the Lexington Hotel & Conference Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Lodging Deadline: Book your room by January 1, 2020 to receive the discounted room rate. 

    Guestrooms feature three USB charging ports, WIFI, and large wall mounted 43” HD LCD flat-screen TVs, as well as in-room safes and mini-refrigerators. Guests will feel pampered with our Australian luxury designed Pamona bath amenities and plush towels.

    To reserve your room, call the hotel directly at 904-396-5100 and tell them you are with the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) conference. 

    Room rate is $139 per night plus taxes. 


    The closest airport is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

    Distance from the airport to the conference center is 15 miles and can be traveled by cab, Uber, or rental car. There is no hotel shuttle. 

    Family Destination

    Disney World is 2-1/2 hours away making this one of the many attractions available to turn this professional conference into a warm family vacation. 

    Join your peers, already.

    Conference Sponsors

    Fertrell - conference sponsor banner

    Hilltop Acres | Poultry Man LLC | Windy Meadows Hatchery | Metzer Farms

    Who Attends?

    The 2019 conference was well attended despite crippling snow and ice storms that affected over half the United States. Attendees reschedule and rerouted travel plans to ensure they arrived on-time for the conference. That's a real testament to the value they placed on this gathering. 

    Here is what 2019 looked like:

    • ยท36 states and three countries (United States, Canada, and Haiti) were represented
    • 1,123,000 broilers: median flock size: 5,000
    • 89,000 laying hens: median flock size: 600
    • 36,700 turkeys: median flock size: 250
    • 25,900 ducks: median flock size: 200

    More than pastured poultry.

    Conference polling indicates that the 190 attendees at the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference also accounted for more than 5,871 hogs; 2,724 cattle; 140 dairy cows; 300 lambs; 1,244 sheep and 340 goats.


    APPPA will provide a range of sponsor and underwriting opportunities to ensure your business receives the maximum exposure to a group of highly engaged participants. New in 2020, we'll expand our chance to exhibit across all levels. 

    Showcase your business

    Media Inquiries

    American Pastured Poultry Producers Association draws farmers and related suppliers from all over the United States and beyond. In 2019, the conference grew in attendance by 48% from 2018.

    Contact Mike Badger to obtain a press pass and additional information about the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference. 

    American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
    PO Box 85
    Hughesville, PA 17737 USA

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