The Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day will be held March 12 at Kansas State University’s Weber Arena in Manhattan. The day will bring together youth, parents, swine project leaders and others to increase their knowledge about swine production and management.

Featured speaker, Al Schminke, of Van Horne, Iowa, along with Kansas State faculty will give presentations and demonstrations covering the selection of a project, nutrition, and show ring skills. Other topics will be tailored to the appropriate age groups such as breeds and swine identification, meat and carcass evaluation and two weeks to show day.

All participants will receive a Show Pig Guide, a T-shirt and a complimentary lunch. More than $600 in prizes will be given away at the event. Sponsors for the event include the Kansas Pork Association, Suther Feeds and Valley Vet Supply.

In 2009 Junior Swine Producer Day drew more than 300 participants from 39 counties.

The cost to register is $10 per person if paid by March 1; $15 if paid after that date. More information and printable registration forms are available. You can also contact Chelsea Tomascik or (785) 532-1264 or Joel DeRouchey or
(785) 532-2280.

Source: Kansas State University