Anglo/Spanish Conference Rates Cut

by 5m Editor
7 April 2008, at 5:18pm

URBANA - Registration fees for the forthcoming swine reproduction conference in both English and Spanish in the 15 May at Sycamore, have been reduced - thanks to the generous support of exhibitors and sponsors, says organisers

The one-day programme, to be held at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, is open to all levels of experience and fees for those registering before 2 May will be just US$30, instead of the pre-listed US$45 to US$50.

"Due to generous sponsorship and support from exhibitors, we have been able to lower the registration fee from $45 per person to $30," said Rob Knox, a U of I Extension swine reproduction specialist, who is helping to organise the event.

The program is intended for Spanish-speaking workers and those who have Spanish-speaking employees involved or interested in pork production.

"We have had requests from swine producers to offer this program in Spanish because that is the first language of many of their employees," added Mr Knox.

The one-day program will feature a number of leading reproductive specialists from Purdue and Michigan State universities, a veterinary practitioner from Carthage Veterinary Services as well as swine Extension specialists from the U of I. Angela Demirjyn of the National Pork Board will serve as translator.

Other sponsors include the Illinois Pork Producers Association and the National Pork Board, as well as many industry and Extension partners. The conference will also include exhibits.

For more details, click here to see our previous report.

5m Editor