On April 21-23 2014, The University of Georgia will be conducting its 17th annual UGA Tunnel Ventilation Workshop at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville, Georgia a few miles from the University of Georgia Campus. This intensive training program has been specifically designed for those who want to learn more about the design and operation of tunnel ventilated poultry houses. The workshop consists of lectures as well as hands on group exercises, designed to help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles behind tunnel ventilation thus enabling them to better manage their houses/birds during hot weather. Enrollment in the 2½ day workshop is capped at 100 individuals, due to space. Thus we must limit each poultry complex to two participants. Additional participants from the same complex may be registered and will be enrolled if space permits. The registration fee of $495 ($395 for in-state) includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, refreshments, notebooks and other materials. The workshop will begin with registration at 8:00 AM on April 21st and will end at 12:00 PM on the 23rd. For those traveling by air, we ask that you make your return flight no earlier than 5:00 PM, so that you will be able to stay for the entire workshop. Registration will be first come, first served. Register early to reserve your spot.
LODGING INFORMATION: A block of rooms has been reserved for our workshop at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Athens. The Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Athens is located on 3500 Daniels Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606. Guests may call the reservation office at (706) 353-8484 or book online at www.marriott.com/ahnsh using block code “pvwpvwa” (two queen beds) or “pvwpvwb” (one king bed). You must enter this block code online in order to receive the discount. If you require overnight accommodations, please make your own reservations prior to March 30, 2014. Directions to the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Athens can be found at www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ahnsh-springhill-suites-athens/- click on “Maps & Transportation.”
WEBINAR INFORMATION: For those who would like to participate in the workshop but do not have the time or travel funds to do so we offer a webinar option. With the webinar you will be able to hear and see the presenters Powerpoint presentations and ask questions using your own pc just as if you were at the Oconee County Civic center. You will also receive pdf files of the presentation notes, exercise, supporting material, as well as spreadsheets used in our group exercise. The webinar is facilitated through the use of the GoToWebinar.com service. The Webinar will be held daily from: April 21, 2014 to April 23, 2014, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT. The cost of registration is $100 for 1-4 people on one computer. The cost for 5 or more people is $250. You will receive an email confirming your registration. You will receive all the class notes prior to the workshop. Registration for the Webinar is limited.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To register go to https://estore.uga.edu/C21653_ustores/web/index.jsp and click on “Poultry Tunnel Ventilation Workshop”. Then click on the Webinar.
Direct questions regarding the Tunnel Ventilation Workshop to:
Mike Czarick (firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-540-9111)
or Jeniece Vinson (email@example.com, 706-542-1371).
Basic tunnel ventilation system design
Tunnel ventilation system design
Tunnel ventilation system design (Excel spreadsheet)
Importance of air speed in cooling birds
Factors affecting air speed in tunnel houses
Factors affecting air speed uniformity in tunnel houses
Tunnel ventilation and static pressure
Static pressure in tunnel houses (Excel spreadsheet)
Tunnel fan selection
Tunnel fan selection (Excel spreadsheet)
Tunnel Fan maintenance
Evaporative cooling system design
Evaporative cooling (Excel spreadsheet)
Evaporative cooling pad maintenance
Basic evaporative cooling system operation
Electrical system maintenance
Maximizing bird performance in tunnel houses
Evaluating tunnel ventilation system performance
Alarm systems and standby generators
We are excited to announce that the workshop has been moved to a larger, newer and more convenient location. It is being held at the Oconee County Civic Center (2661 Hog Mountain Rd. Watkinsville, GA 30677). Please look for an email from us in the near future with further details about the location. If you will need transportation from the Spring Hill Suites Hotel to the workshop and dinner, please let us know at the time of registration. Transportation will not be provided from/to the Airport.