Each year, producers and industry professionals make World Pork Expo, the world's largest pork-specific trade show. Attendees will find business seminars on profitability, animal health and current issues.

They can see the newest products, services and technologies offered by more than 450 commercial exhibitors. They will have the opportunity to watch junior showmen and swine breeders exhibit some of the best market hogs and breeding animals available. And throughout the event, they can feast on great food and enjoy family entertainment.

The Expo trade show is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 6, and June 7, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 8. The breeding stock sales will continue on June 9, from 8 a.m. until they’re completed..

Once again, MusicFest will be the social highlight of World Pork Expo. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 7, Expo attendees can enjoy free roasted pork and refreshments while listening to music performed by live bands.

Performers that graced the stage for the MusicFest at the 2011 World Pork Expo included Highway 101, Papa Doo Run Run, and Tony Valdez & the Retro Rockets.

Several pre-Expo tours are planned so that producers from throughout the world can experience Midwestern agriculture and hospitality at their finest June 4-5.

Online registration begins on March 15 at www.WorkPorg.org.