PORK Academy, typically a pre-World Pork Expo conference, this year will be held on June 7 and 8, on site at WPX. It is presented by the National Pork Board and open to all pork producers and their staffs.

PORK Academy features a series of in-depth seminars designed to help pork producers remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing world. These include:

  • June 7: The seminars will focus on employee care, and market outlook.  The employee-care seminar topics include managing cultural diversity in the workplace, co-worker to manager, and creating a safety culture. There will also be a question and answer panel. 
  • June 8: The sessions focus on education, environment and market outlook. Education seminar topics include “100 percent pork -- let’s keep it that way,” safeguarding the pork industry, Pork Quality Assurance Plus, and a question and answer panel. 
  • The environmental seminars include how distillers’ dried grains with solubles will affect your nutrient-managing plan, being a good neighbor and building trust, 10 steps to managing odor on the farm, and a question and answer panel. 
  • On both days, from Noon to 2:00 p.m., PORK Academy participants will be directed to the Market Information Center in the Allied Industries Building for the 2007/2008 Market Outlook session, which will include lunch.

A brochure with a detailed list of the PORK Academy seminars is available at www.pork.org or by calling (800) 456-PORK.