2022 Health & Management Seminar
August 03, 2022


The only seminar of it's kind in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Poultry Federation Health and Management Seminar is one of the best educational programs for service techs and poultry growers offered in the United States!


Presenting Keynote Speaker Dr. Leah Dorman

"Values First - The Key to Connecting with Consumers"

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During her 20 plus years as a veterinarian, Dr. Leah Dorman has seen many changes in agriculture, including consumers becoming more interested than ever before in their food and how it is produced. These questions deserve to be answered in a non-defensive, open and honest dialogue. She was hired by Phibro Animal Health Corporation as part of the company's commitment to encourage and support open dialogue about producing safe food, promoting animal health and balancing the needs of people, animals and the planet.

One of Dr. Dorman's current and favorite projects is Phibro's "Our Dairy Values" initiative, which has her working closely with US dairy farmers to clarify the family's Purpose and Values and helping them share their values in ways that engage farm employees and connect with consumers.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, U.S. Animal Health Association and the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) and is a board of director for several organizations including the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, IFeeder and the Food Armor Foundation. In the past, she has worked on behalf of farmers for the Ohio Farm Bureau and was previously the Assistant State Veterinarian for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Dorman lives on a family farm in Ohio.


Other speakers include:

David Hammond- Jamesway, Generational Workforce Strategies
Dr. Jess Walters - VDACS, Disease Trends
Dr. Laura Tensa, Cargill Veterinarian & Dr. Ashley Mason, VPGC Veterinarian-
Turkey Corona Outbreak: Lessons Learned; General Information; Control Areas; Updates

Breakout sessions topics:
Best Management Practices, Water Sanitation, Wintertime Ventilation & more