Kansas State University´s annual Swine Profitability Conference will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 6 at the K-State Student Union

The conference provides producers with information on production management, marketing, and business decisions as they relate to capital investment and profitability, says Jim Nelssen, K-State swine nutritionist and professor.

Presentation topics for this year´s conference include: "Current Understanding of the Transmission and Control of PCVAD;" "How We´ve Grown Our Agribusiness with the Help of Family and Friends;" "Troubleshooting Growing-Finishing Production;" "Will There be Enough Corn to Go Around? - Impact of Biofuels on Corn and Soybean Meal Prices;" and "Life Lessons That Can Be Learned From the History of K- State Football."

This year´s conference presenters include: Robert Desrosiers, Boehringer-Ingelheim of Canada; Alan Haverkamp, swine producer from Bern, Kan.; Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy; John Lawrence, Iowa State University; and Stan Weber, announcer for K-State sports radio network.

Registration fees are $25 and are due by Jan. 25. You can mail forms to Lois Schreiner, 213 Weber Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.66506, attention K-State Swine Profitability Conference. For more information about the 2007 K-State Swine Profitability Conference or for registration forms, interested persons can call Nelssen at 785-532-1251 or Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267.

Source: K-State news release