MPA 2023 Annual Convention Registration
September 15-18, 2023 •
Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, Fl.
The 85th Annual Mississippi Poultry Association Convention is around the corner! Join us at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on the Emerald Coast of Destin, Florida! The Hilton Sandestin is one of the nation's premier resort destinations. Many of you have been looking forward to this opportunity to relax, see old friends, meet new people and conduct the business of our association.
We are excited to welcome this year's keynote speakers,
Friday, By Invitation Only - Past Chairmen Breakfast
Sen. Chuck Younger, Chairman, Senate
Mike Brown, President, National Chicken Council
Andy Gipson, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce
Brief updates on their poultry related work from: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson, MS Board of Animal Health, MSU Extension Service, MSU Dept. of Poultry Science, MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, USDA Agricultural Research Service, MSU Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
ONE GREAT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Our golf tournament will again be a one day tournament, which will mean more prize opportunites for our golfers. The International Paper & McNeely Plastics Golf Tournament on Friday will be at the Bay Towne Course with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday afternoon will be a free time to visit the beach, go shopping, watch football or do whatever you like before the Foundation Auction Saturday night.
Cobb-Vantress, Inc. and Huvepharma and Jones-Hamilton are sponsoring not set yet - Hope you will join us.
The American Packaging/Deep South Equipment Fishing Tournament begins Friday at noon at the Destin Harbor. International Paper will provide lunches at the dock. Coolers and beverages will be provided by QC Supply & Cumberland. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PRE-REGISTER IF YOU PLAN TO FISH. IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND BOATS IF YOU WAIT TOO LATE. American Packaging and Deep South Co. will be providing the prizes for the tournament.
REGISTRATION Click to Register
The Formula/Allied member's single or couple fee is $375.00. The non-member single or couple fee is $475.00. The MPA grower member's single or couple fee is $50.00. MPA accepts Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover credit cards. A $100.00 late registration fee will be charged on registrations received after August 19, 2023. Registration fees will not be refunded after September 1st due to contractual obligations with the resort. It is important that you pre-register for the activities in which you wish to participate. We must give the resort guarantees on all events.
This year, if you choose to, you may register with MPA online at www.mspoultry.org and pay through PayPal. Log on and follow the instructions.
ROOM RATES & RESERVATIONS
MPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Sandestin. Please mention MPA when you call the group reservationist. Make your online reservations by going to www.hiltonsandestinbeach.com, or you may reach the Hilton in Destin directly by calling 850.267.9500. If you do not stay at the Hilton it does not help MPA sell the required number of blocked rooms, so we encourage you to stay at the Hilton. The cutoff date for reservations in the MPA block is Sunday, August 14, 2023. After this date rooms will be sold at the regular hotel rate. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
In order to confirm individual reservations, a first-night's room deposit must accompany reservation forms (checks or major credit card). Your credit card will be charged for one night's deposit. Full refunds or deposits will be forfeited unless cancellation is received 14 days prior to arrival.
MPA WILL NOT BE MAKING RESERVATIONS. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Your contributions help support the convention business program, the convention activities and our Association throughout the year. Sponsors deserve proper recognition for their contributions and the Association has established the following categories:Platinum Sponsor $4,000 and over
Diamond Sponsor $2,000 – $3,999
Gold Star Sponsor $1,000 – $1,999
Silver Star Sponsor $500 – $999
Sponsor under $499
Contact the Mississippi Poultry Association at 601–932–7560 for more information about becoming a sponsor.