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 Webinar

Ag Lenders Webinar - April 14, 2021  Session details regarding the agenda and registration will be made available in late winter 2021. If poultry is in your client portfolio, consider attending the Agricultural Lenders Conference to learn about this diverse and growing agricultural sector. The event will feature updates in poultry production from the four commodity boards that will address...

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Eastern Ontario Poultry Conference

Eastern Ontario Poultry Conference Our Eastern Ontario Poultry Conference was held as a two-part webinar series on November 12th and 19th, 2021.  The two hour sessions were held with simtanous translation from French into English.  The sessions had great break out rooms that allowed registrants to interact with speakers and other attendees directly! View a copy of the agenda's below....

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Human Resource Webinar

PIC's Human Resources Webinar  March 10, 2021 This educational event is intended for business owners, operators and HR personel.  The session provides a focused seminar on human resources, best practices in agriculture and explores key issues for the poultry industry.  Learn techniques on how to create the correct culture for employees, proper recruiting and how to measure the effectiveness of the recruitment process...

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Poultry Health Webinar

Poultry Health Webinar June 17, 2021   This educational webinar will focus specifically on relevant poultry health topics. The event will cover optimal health of the flock as the main goal from hatch to pack, making poultry health management a crucial aspect of production and minimizing potential health risk.  The session will also provide breakout rooms that will allow you...

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Poultry Innovations Conference

Poultry Innovations Conference Tentatively scheduled for November 2021. Look for details on topics, speaker line up, registration and sponsorship summer 2021.

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PoultryPro

PoultryPro   The Poultry Industry Council presents their online, modular “Poultry 101” training program.  PIC is currently in the process of updating this on-line course.  Updated and new modules will be made available early 2021. 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,...

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Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO)

Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO) PIC’s scheduled live March 2021 Canadian offering of the Poultry Welfare Auditor Course conducted by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) has been postponded. For Certified Auditors, please note that PIC’s education and extension sessions are on the list of approved continuing education opportunities and can be utilized as credits to maintain your PAACO Auditor status....

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Producer Updates Series

This year, despite in-person meeting restrictions, we are maintaining our commitment to providing you with access to the latest in poultry production knowledge and ideas.  The pandemic approach to Producer Updates has resulted in the sessions being re-invented.  This year, we are offering added flexibility on format and content. The 2020-2021 Producer Update Series has been divided into three themes...

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising Backyard Chickens Live Webinar March 27th, 2021 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.  Guelph, along with other municipalities in Canada, approves the growing of chickens however many have questions about welfare,...

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Research Impacts Webinar

Webinar - May 6, 2021 Canada’s poultry research community is robust and the research outcomes contribute to the world in many ways – it improves our health and well-being, creates economic prosperity, enhances our cultural lives and improves environmental sustainability, to name just a few. Research outcomes and impacts are focused on the benefit of research to the sector, outside...

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Science in the Virtual Pubs

Our third and final session will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join us for this interactive webinar with great discussions, debates, chat rooms and loads of fun. Our first session “Hands off my Bird: Robotic and Poultry Production” was held on September 21 and featured live from Spain Heiner Lehr, CEO of Faromatics and...

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