The Pork Checkoff is offering the 2011 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, June 14-17, in Nashville, Tenn.
The conference is suited for anyone in the swine industry whether involved in production or finance. Featured topics include economic trends, risk management, production trends, financial management, legislative issues and implementing the pork industry's We Care initiative on the farm.
"As our industry continues to face challenges such as rising feed costs, this conference will provide the most up-to-date production and financial information to assist pork producers on their farms," said Mary Langhorst, chair of the Checkoff's Producer and State Services Committee and pork producer from Lafayette, Minn.
In addition to the general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, two concurrent sessions are planned for Thursday. Topics include tax updates, financial impact of a PRRS outbreak, time management, hedge accounting and ethics in pork production.
The registration fee for the Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment is $395 per person and $435 per person after May 27. The first 10 pork producers who have not attended in the past two years receive a $300 discount on registration courtesy of AgStar Financial Services. A brochure with a registration form and a detailed list of events is available at www.pork.org.
The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork safety and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-PORK or check the Internet at www.pork.org.