Underwriting Sponsor: Pork magazine, National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Risk Management For Pork Producers
Sponsored by: Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Thomas Clark, Associate Director, Commodity Products

  • Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Hedging with futures and options
  • Educational trading tools for the hog producer

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch - National Pork Board
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Weather Outlook - Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University
Market Outlook - Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Risk Management For Pork Producers
Sponsored by: Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Thomas Clark, Associate Director, Commodity Products

  • Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Hedging with futures and options
  • Educational trading tools for the hog producer

Thursday, June 10, 2010

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Risk Management For Pork Producers
Sponsored by: Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Thomas Clark, Associate Director, Commodity Products

  • Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Hedging with futures and options
  • Educational trading tools for the hog producer

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Managing to Eliminate PRRS on the Farm
Sponsored by: American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Paul Ruen, DVM-Fairmont Vet Clinic and President of the AASV

PANEL: Scott Dee, DVM - University of Minnesota; David Nolan, DVM - Cargill Pork, LLC; Rodney "Butch" Baker, DVM - Iowa State University; and Jon Caspers, Pleasant Valley Pork Corp

These experts will discuss how the virus spreads, ideas to prevent PRRS from infecting your farm, creating and implementing a biosecurity plan, the effect of PRRS on your herd and production potential, controlling and eliminating the virus from your herd, and producers' grassroots efforts to eliminate PRRS from their community.

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lunch - National Pork Board
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Weather Outlook - Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University
Market Outlook - Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Risk Management For Pork Producers
Sponsored by: Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Varied Industries Building, Upper Level
Thomas Clark, Associate Director, Commodity Products

  • Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation
  • Developing a marketing plan
  • Hedging with futures and options
  • Educational trading tools for the hog producer