The 2009 Swine Institute, presented by the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, will take place on Nov. 10 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Mo.
 
This year’s theme “Looking for the Rainbow,” is a follow up to last year’s theme, “Weathering the Storm.” The program will address economic issues affecting the Missouri pork industry and provide management advice to help producers in such challenging times.“Weathering the Storm.” The program will address economic issues affecting the Missouri pork industry and provide management advice to help producers in such challenging times.
 
Institute topics will include market outlooks, the evolution of the swine industry, tips on hot-button issues and strategies to help producers monitor and manage with more efficiency.
 
Presenters include University of Missouri Extension Economist Ron Plain and the Commercial Agriculture Program swine focus team. Melvin Brees of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute; and Teng Lim of Purdue University, will report on the Environmental Protection Agency’s national air-monitoring program.
 
The Swine Institute begins at noon with a luncheon featuring Mike Alden, the university's athletics director. The event adjourns at 5 p.m.
 
For registration information, contact Erica Lovercamp at (573) 882-9552 or via e-mail at lovercampe@missouri.edu. For additional details on event programming and other inquiries, contact Katrina Turner at (573) 882-0378 or turnerka@missouri.edu.
 
Source: University of Missouri