Kansas State University’s Swine Profitability Conference is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Forum Hall in the K-State Union, with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.

The conference, “Staying Competitive in the Swine Industry,” is designed to give producers and allied industry in-depth sessions focusing on production management, marketing, and business decisions related to capital investment and profitability in the swine industry.

Gene Nemechek, of Tyson Foods, Springdale, Ark., will give the Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management, “Lessons from Large Production Systems that Can Help the Competitiveness of Land-Based Producers.”

Kansas’ new governor, Sam Brownback, will present “My Vision for Job Creation in Animal Agriculture.”

Other topics and speakers include:

• What Have I Done to Make My Land-Based System Successful? – Kent Condray, Clifton, Kan.;

• Short- and Long-Term Price Outlook: How Will Consumer Preferences on the Welfare Front Impact Your Operation? – Glynn Tonsor, K-State Research and Extension agricultural economist and

• How to Keep Your Swine Operation Off YouTube – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board.

Lunch is included for all registered participants. Registration information is available on the web at http://www.asi.ksu.edu/swine or by contacting Lois Schreiner at lschrein@ksu.edu or Jim Nelssen at 785-532-1251.

The conference is sponsored by K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Pork Association, and the National Pork Board.