Dec. 14 marks the date for the 4th Annual Passion for Pigs seminar and trade show. The conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center in Columbia, Mo.

“Mark your calendars now and make plans to bring your key team players,” says Stephen Patterson, DVM, and event founder.

Along with pork production information and the related trade show, Passion for Pigs will present motivational speaker, Kellen Winslow, Sr., National Football League Hall of Fame tight end and member of the NFL All-Time Team. Also a former University of Missouri player, Winslow will address "Battling through Tough Times."

An early registration rate is available through Oct. 31. The per-person rate is $65, with $55 each for three or more people from the same production system or business. After Oct. 31, the rate increases to $75 per person. To register, contact Julie Lolli, executive coordinator of the event, at (660) 651-0570 or e-mail All registrations are non-refundable.

Information for room reservations is available at (800) HOLIDAY or (573) 445-8531. The room rate is $89.95, ask for group block P4P.

Patterson points out that there will be free drawings and giveaways taking place on site, but you must be in attendance to win.

Source: Passion for Pigs