Today’s pork industry must overcome many challenges it now faces if it is to continue to grow. That’s why Pork magazine is presenting the Second Annual Responsible Pork Symposium, Feb. 23-25, 2009. Kansas City is the site for the 1.5-day event, which will bring together pork-chain participants from producers to retailers, featuring expert discussions on issues that affect your business.

The Center for Food Integrity, National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council also are assisting in the program planning. Industry leaders will address responsibility issues associated with animal well-being, food safety, human capital and the environment. Participants will hear from leading pork industry executives, veterinarians, university experts, government regulators, packers, retailers and consumers. You’ll get the latest evaluations and assessments on the critical issues that can change the direction of the pork industry.

Go to for more information and to review last year’s symposium. More details on the Second Annual Responsible Pork Symposium will be forthcoming. For now, save the date — Feb. 23-25.