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Environmental Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry

January 8-12, 2021 | Virtual Event

Monday, February 8, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Air Permitting, Odor, and Greenhouse Gases 101
Paul Gomes, Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs, Triumph Foods, LLC
Eric Lassalle, Director of Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wastewater and Sludge Management 101
Nick Ossi, Manager, Environmental, Health, and Safety, American Foods Group, LLC,
Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director, Fed Beef Division, JBS,
Wade Tanner, Director of Engineering, Reid Engineering

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm
TRI, SPCC Planning and Industrial Stormwater 101
Ken Yass, Principal Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Regulatory Update and Legal Changes
Chris Dolan, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Case Studies in Water Issues and Advances in Water Treatment
Patrick Becker, Director - AgriHawk Business, Hawkins, Inc.
Ceil Mancini, Senior Scientist, EHS Support
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Environmental Considerations in the Meat Supply Chain - Why Sustainability Outcomes Matter
Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, Principal, The Context Network
Anna Baron, Global Sustainability Leader, OSI Group

Thursday, February 11, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Packaging, Recycling, and Environmental Impacts
Tiffani Burt, Executive Director, Corporate Innovation and Sustainability, Sealed Air Corporation
John Meyer, Senior Director, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Taking Continuous Improvement from Concept to Action
Eric Mittenthal, Vice President of Sustainability, North American Meat Institute
Rich Shank, Vice President, Research & Insights, Technomic
Christopher Dolan, Director, Environmental Issues, NAMI

Friday, February 12, 2021

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Regulatory Leadership Panel
Glenn Skuta, Watershed Division Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Adam Schnieders, Water Quality Resource Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Chris Kloss, Director, Water Permits Division, EPA