TUCKER, GA. – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) announced on Sept. 1 that it would start accepting applications for the 11th annual IPPE Young Leaders Under 30 program.

The initiative targets young industry professionals who work directly in the production and processing of poultry and meat or in the production of animal food who normally would not have the opportunity to attend the event.

“The goal of the program is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 29, while celebrating their status as up-and-coming leaders in their companies,” IPPE said in a statement. “The program is designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and provide exposure to the world’s largest annual trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of animal food products.”

IPPE Young Leaders also provides education to further training in each industry and exposes participants to the latest technology used in the industry.

Interested people must apply to the program by Oct. 1, 2022. They must meet the requirements including being a member of at least one of the following IPPE sponsor organizations: the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). No more than two applicants from a single member organization may be nominated.

A panel of industry professionals will review the applications, and award recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by Oct. 11.

The application and details about the program can be found by clicking here or at ippexpo.org