Operators Training Program
The U.S. Poultry & Egg
Association has developed a Poultry Wastewater
Operators Training Program. The course introduces
students to the regulatory structure governing
poultry plant effluents; provides a primer
in math, chemistry, and microbiology; and covers
the predominant equipment and systems used
to properly treat poultry effluent prior to
discharge. The course is primarily geared toward operators and supervisors involved in poultry wastewater treatment for two years or less. The course will be led by Paul Bredwell, vice president, environmental programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. All attendees will be awarded a certificate of completion.
is limited to 20 people. Registrations
are processed on a first-come first-served
are scheduled from 8:30
a.m. - 5 p.m. on day one, and
from 8:30 a.m. - approximately
3:30 p.m. on day two.
The enrollment fee
is $195 per person for USPOULTRY member
company representatives and $390 per person for nonmember
company representatives. The fee covers lunch on
No class is currently scheduled. The next Wastewater training class will be announced 6-8 weeks prior to class date.
If you are interested in scheduling a class and you have a minimum of 8 individuals who will attend, please contact Paul Bredwell.
Wastewater Operators Manual
Table of Contents
Process Flow Diagrams
Master Flow Diagram
Poultry Byproducts Processing
Poultry First Processing Facility Water
Further Processing Facility Flow and Water
DAF Pretreatment System
all classes are subject to cancellation
if there is insufficient registration.
If you have suggestions where future
classes should be held, please e-mail Paul Bredwell.
CLEAN WATER AWARD
The Clean Water Award recognizes outstanding
wastewater treatment facilities operated
by poultry companies.
An award is presented
yearly in two categories: full treatment
and partial treatment.
2013 Clean Water Award Application
The winner in the full treatment category was GNP Company, Saint Cloud, MN, with Clay Watson (middle), Environmental Manager, and Ron Olmscheid (right), Plant Supervisor, accepting the award from John Pierson (left), Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, and a member of the selection committee.
A video of GNP can be viewed by clicking the play button below.
The winner in the pre-treatment category was Marshall Durbin, Jasper, AL, with Amanda Durham, Wastewater Superintendent, accepting the award from John Pierson (left), Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, and a member of the selection committee.
A video of Marshall Durbin can be viewed by clicking the play button below.
Koch Foods of Gadsden, AL, which processes 400,000 birds per day and treats roughly one million gallons of wastewater per day, received honorable mention in the full treatment category.
FAMILY FARM ENVIRONMENTAL
The Family Farm Environmental
Excellence Award recognizes exemplary
by family farmers engaged in poultry
and egg production. The award program
is open to family-owned
poultry growers or egg producers who
supply a product to a USPOULTRY member
or an independent
producer who is a USPOULTRY member.
Awards are presented
once each year. Typically one award is
given to a family farm from each geographic
in the United States.
Now accepting applications!
Application Rules & Instructions
Family Farm Award Outline
2013 FAMILY FARM ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
2013 Family Farm
Environmental Excellence Award SEMI-FINALISTS
Southeast Region, White AcresFarms - Steele, Alabama
North Central Region, Meiring Poultry Farm - Ft. Recovery, Ohio
|West Region, Cederlind Farm- Winton, California
South Central Region, Warnke Farm - Stover, Missouri
|Southwest Region, Texas Pride Poultry- Clifton, Texas
Northeast Region, Miller Farm - Harrisonburg, West Virginia
||Foltz Farm K
||Mathias, West Virginia
||Bellview Farms, Inc.
||Bass Poultry Farm, Inc.
||Rowland Chickens, LLC.
||Schoeneman Broiler Farm
Pollution Prevention Training Program provides
the history and rationale behind the
development of the National
Discharge Elimination System permitting
program and also details the requirements
of an acceptable Storm Water Pollution
The Carbon Footprint Estimation Toolkit assists facilities in evaluating their carbon footprint. It was developed in response to the
Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements and potential GHG regulatory requirements
associated with Greenhouse Gases Tailoring Rule.