Education

PIC is committed to managing education, extension opportunities and events for Ontario’s poultry sector. 

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.

Tentative Schedule for PIC's Education and Events

Education / Events 2021 -2022

Type

Date

National Poultry Show - London

In-Person

22 & 23 Jun-22 

Poultry Health Day - Stratford In-Person 20-Jul-22 
Research Impacts - Elora  In-Person 10-Aug-22 
Golf Tournament - Baden In-Person 7-Sep-22
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 26-Sep-22
PIC's AGM - Guelph In-Person 27-Oct-22
PAACO - Edmonton, Alberta In-Person 1-3 Nov-22
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 16-Nov-22
Producer Update - Brodhagen In-Person 7-Dec-22
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 23-Jan-23
Producer Update - Jordan In-Person 1-Feb-23
Producer Update - Mount Brydges In-Person 15-Feb-23
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 22-Feb-23
Ag Lenders Day - TBA In-Person 9-Mar-23
Raising Back Yard Chickens - Webinar Virtual 25-Mar-23

Dates & Locations Tentative : Due to the changing nature of health restrictions and gathering limits and HPAI .

Ag Lenders Day

Ag Lenders Day Next session tentatively scheduled for March 9th, 2023   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...

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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

  Registration is Temporally closed for Poultry Health Day - July 20, 2022 From 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and cost $65 for Members and $80 for Non-Members.  Cost includes lunch. Stratford, Best Western - Arden Park     Poultry Health Day will feature best practices in keeping flocks healthy, managing diseases, increasing water quality, and more. This educational session helps you...

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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) Registration will open shortly for the In-person session being held in Edmonton, Alberta  November 1 - 3, 2022 The cost will be $635.00 USD for Canadian and International attendees. Join us in person for poultry-specific training in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This training will cover Broilers, Turkeys and Layers. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements...

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Producer Updates Series

Our planning has begun for our 2022-2023 Producer Update Series.    Producer updates are a time of bringing producers together to learn through sharing.  New barn builds, and expansion plans explained by the producer who got it done! Subject matter experts who are there to answer questions on everything from animal husbandry to the grants you can use to optimize...

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Research Impacts

    Poultry Research Impacts Day - New date August 10, 2022  The event will be held in-person  at the GrandWay, 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora, Ontario.  The session will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Registration fee will be $65.00 for Members, and $80.00 for Non-Members and includes lunch. From hatch to pack, growing with good gut health improves...

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Science in the Pub

  Our next Science in the Pub night has been scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2022. Doors open at 5:00 pm.This interactive session always fosters great discussions, debates and loads of fun. The session aims to entertain and educate. So get ready to raise a glass with us! The topic is currently being finalized and will be posted in late...

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Our next live webinar is tentatively  scheduled for March 26, 2023.   Missed our last session of Raising Backyard Chickens. The recording of the Webinar is available for purchase for $25.00.      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...

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