Welcome to the Summer 2015 ePoultryTech, which also marks the beginning of another year of research and development for the Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). As ATRP program manager, I am particularly excited for the year ahead. ATRP continues to expand our partnerships and pursue the vision of becoming the technology innovation and development provider that enables Georgia to be recognized as the undisputed leader in poultry, agribusiness, and food processing. As you’ll see in this issue of ePoultryTech, our researchers are actively engaged in research projects that focus on robotics, advanced sensing, environmental management, and food safety in one or more of these important Georgia industries.
ATRP is proud to be a member of the organizing committee for the upcoming International Food Automation Networking Conference (IFAN). IFAN will take place September 21-22 at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta. The two-day event will focus on topics at the center of shaping the food business of the future, such as driving innovation, defining requirements for the food production system of the future, and identifying opportunities for R&D collaboration. For more information and to register to attend, visit ifan.gtri.gatech.edu.
We’re also excited to be a part of the 20th Anniversary of Poultry World at the Georgia National Fair. Working with the Georgia Poultry Federation and other industry and academic partners, ATRP has helped to revamp the educational exhibit that has brought the poultry industry to life for thousands of fairgoers over the last 20 years. The exhibit will feature brand-new interactive displays and other poultry and egg educational materials. Please join us October 9-18 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. For more information and complete details about the fair, visit georgianationalfair.com.
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