Swine Profitability Conference set for Feb. 5

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the 2013 Swine Profitability Conference in the Student Union Forum Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The conference will provide swine producers and allied industry with in-depth information on production management, marketing and business decisions related to capital investment and profitability in the swine industry.

The day will begin with registration and morning refreshments at 9:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Presentation topics and presenters include:

•     Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management: Five Key Changes in Modern Management Practices Necessary to Improve Profitability – Jeff DeMint, veterinarian, Bern-Sabetha Veterinary Clinic;

•     Keeping a Swine Business Going for the Long Haul: What Our Family has Done to Ensure Success – Roy Henry, Longford, Kan. and JoAnn Alumbaugh, editor, PorkNetwork, Linden, Iowa;

•     Future Plans to Deal with Production Expectations of the Retail Pork Sector – Chris Novak, chief executive officer, National Pork Board;

•     The Changing Landscape of the U.S. Swine Industry – Ron Plain, agricultural economist, University of Missouri; and

•     What We Need to Know About Animal Activist Groups, Past, Present and Future – Trent Loos, Loos Tales, Nebraska.

The cost to attend, which includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials, is $25 if paid by Jan. 25. The fee after that date and at the door is $50. Checks should be made payable to K-State Swine Profitability Conference, and sent to Lois Schreiner, 213 Weber Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-0201, Attn: K-State Swine Profitability Conference.

More information, online registration and printable registration forms are available online.   More information is also available by calling (785) 532-1267.



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