An industry leaders panel  is slated as part of the general session at the National Chicken Council’s upcoming Annual Conference scheduled Wednesday, October 29-Thursday, October 30.  This year’s conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Washington, D.C.

Bill Roenigk, former NCC chief economist and senior vice president and now consulting, will serve as moderator of the panel discussion.  Panelists include:

  • Lampkin Butts, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sanderson Farms
  • Randy Day, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Perdue Farms
  • Bob Ruth, President of Country View Family Farms, Clemens Food Group
  • Michael Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harrison Poultry

To hear what should prove to be a interesting conversation, be sure to register for NCC’s October conference and join other senior executives from U.S. chicken processing companies and allied industries to address current legislative, political, regulatory, business, economic, and international trade issues affecting the industry.

To register, visit the conference website at  Click on “Register Now,” located on the right-hand side of the home page.  You will be asked to log in with your user name and passcode.  Your user name is your business email address on file with NCC.  If you do not remember your passcode, you can recover it via the log-in page.  If you need assistance, contact Maggie Ernst, NCC’s senior director of meetings & member services, via email at

Please note that the NCC discounted hotel room block at the Ritz-Carlton is full at this time.  Please contact Maggie Ernst via email at to request a list of alternative hotels within a short walking distance of the Ritz-Carlton.