Southern hospitality will be on full display at the upcoming 2012 Pork Management Conference, set for June 19-22 in Savannah, Ga.

Presented by the National Pork Board, the conference is designed for chief financial officers, controllers, owners, lenders, growers, human resources directors, accountants and risk managers of pork production businesses. Participants will examine the latest pork industry trends and explore upcoming industry challenges.

The conference is designed to help participants anticipate future challenges by networking with industry leaders and creating a vision.

Topics covered at the conference will help enhance participants’ pork industry knowledge and financial sophistication. Presenters will provide perspectives on topics such as gestation-sow housing, risk management, consumer trends and behavior, activists’ agendas, world markets and much more.

 Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics, will explore what the 2012 election means to the pork industry. Steve Meyer, president, Paragon Economics, will present the U.S. pork market outlook.

Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday morning, all day on Thursday, and Friday morning. A golf outing is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The conference will conclude at 10:00 a.m. on Friday.

The conference will be held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, telephone (912) 201-2000. Room rate is $169 plus tax. Identify yourself as a National Pork Board attendee to receive this special rate. To register, go to The hotel registration deadline is May 21.

The conference registration fee is $395 per participant ($435 after May 25). For the complete agenda and registration information, go to  or contact NPB’s Producer Service Center at (800) 456-7675.