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Swine Profitability Conference Set for 5 February

by 5m Editor
23 January 2013, at 9:43am

US - Kansas State University will host the 2013 Swine Profitability Conference in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union on Tuesday, 5 February.

The conference will provide swine producers and allied industry with in-depth information on production management, marketing and business decisions related to capital investment and profitability in the swine industry.

The day will begin with registration and morning refreshments at 9:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Presentation topics and presenters include:

  • Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management: Five Key Changes in Modern Management Practices Necessary to Improve Profitability – Jeff DeMint, veterinarian, Bern-Sabetha Veterinary Clinic;
  • Keeping a Swine Business Going for the Long Haul: What Our Family has Done to Ensure Success – Roy Henry, Longford, Kan. and JoAnn Alumbaugh, Linden, Iowa;
  • Future Plans to Deal with Production Expectations of the Retail Pork Sector – Chris Novak, chief executive officer, National Pork Board;
  • The Changing Landscape of the US Swine Industry – Ron Plain, agricultural economist, University of Missouri; and
  • What We Need to Know About Animal Activist Groups, Past, Present and Future – Trent Loos, Loos Tales, Nebraska.

The cost to attend, which includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials, is $25 if paid by 25 January. The fee after that date and at the door is $50. Checks should be made payable to K-State Swine Profitability Conference, and sent to Lois Schreiner, 213 Weber Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-0201, Attn: K-State Swine Profitability Conference.

More information, online registration and printable registration forms are available here. More information is also available by calling 785-532-1267.

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