Education

PIC is committed to managing education, extension opportunities and events for Ontario’s poultry sector.  Please note that due to Covid-19 PIC’s planned in person events to June 2021 have now been moved to a webinar platform.

For Certified Auditors, please note that PIC’s education and extension sessions are on the list of approved conferences for those interested in maintaining their PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor certification. Any hours accumulated attending these sessions can be utilized as continuing education credits to maintain your PAACO Auditor status.

The following is a list of PIC’s ongoing education, extension and events that are planned for the upcoming year. Click on the Links to the event web-page for further details.

PIC reserves the right to deny registration to any party not affiliated with the PIC.

Ag Lenders Day

Ag Lenders Day   This session provides relevant information to those who work in financial lending and management to learn about the diverse opportunities the poultry sector presents. The event features updates in poultry production from the four commodity boards that addressed the challenges and opportunities within the sector.  It also includes talks from Industry leaders, legal advice, and a...

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Human Resource Session

Human Resources Solutions   Human resource management has become an increasingly important topic to farm managers and particularly those working in the poultry sector.   On an as-needed basis, PIC can host and organize a human resources-focused event tailored to our sector's specific needs. Assessment tools & resources   Advice you can apply to your work   Strategies and stories from experts   According...

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Poultry Health Day

Poultry Health Day   Poultry Health Day will feature best practices in keeping flocks healthy, managing diseases, increasing water quality and more. This educational session helps you understand how to optimize performance by giving you access to a team of health care and nutritional experts. In this interactive session, you will get your questions answered, and let you chat with industry friends....

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Poultry Innovations Conference

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Poultry Pro

Poultry Pro & New! Poultry Pro Plus!   Poultry Pro Course Content updated June 2021. Poultry Pro is an introductory online course offered by the Poultry Industry Council.  This course was developed in response to a need identified by industry stakeholders for a relevant and comprehensive training opportunity applicable to the entire sector. Previously, no such industry-wide opportunity was available....

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Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO)

Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO) PIC’s live Canadian offering of the Poultry Welfare Auditor Course conducted by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) has been postponed. The live Poultry Welfare Auditor Training for Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys is postponed until further notice. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to attend. Following successful completion of training and passing...

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Producer Updates Series

Our first Producer Update for winter 2021-2022 has been scheduled virtually for Wednesday, December 15, 2021.  Details to be posted late fall 2021. This year, despite in-person meeting restrictions, we maintained our commitment to providing access to the latest in poultry production knowledge and ideas.  The pandemic approach to Producer Updates resulted in the sessions being re-invented.  This year, we...

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Research Impacts

Our next Research Impacts Day has tentatively been scheduled for May 11, 2022.   Thank you to all our attendees, presenters and sponsors for supporting our last Research Impacts Webinar on May 6th, 2021. The webinar featured speakers from multiple universities across Canada and the United States. With a dynamic design, the webinar educated and engaged through a virtual experience. ...

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Science in the Virtual Pub

  Science in the Virtual Pub night has been scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2021.  Registration is Now Closed.   Topic: Zero Waste Bird   This interactive webinar will foster great discussions, debates, chat rooms and loads of fun. The webinar will entertain and educate. So get ready to raise a a glass with us virtually!    The session will run Monday,...

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising Backyard Chickens  Next Session Scheduled Tentatively for - Saturday, March 26, 2022         The trend of raising backyard chickens is growing. People are becoming more interested in where their food comes from, and want to ensure access to quality eggs and chicken, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Does urban farming appeal to you now more than ever? ...

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