The 2010 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, is scheduled for June 16-18 in Hilton Head, S.C.

The conference is suited for anyone in the swine industry whether involved in production or finance. Featured topics include global trade, consumer trends, overall market analysis, production trends, financial management and legislative issues. Attendees also will hear a progress report on the industry We Care initiative, and how pork producers are integrating We Care into their operation's culture.

"The Pork Checkoff provides this conference to offer the most up-to-date production and financial information to those with a financial stake in the success of the U.S. pork industry," said Jon Hoek, chairman of National Pork Board’s Producer Services Committee and a pork producer from De Motte, IN.

In addition to general sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, three concurrent sessions on more specific financial and production management topics are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Friday morning features a lender panel discussion as well as sessions on current hot topics.

Registration fee for the conference is $395 per person and $435 per person after May 28. The first 10 pork producers that have not attended in the past two years receive a $300 discount on registration courtesy of AgStar Financial Services.

A brochure with a registration form and a detailed list of events is available on pork.org. Copies also are available by mail by contacting Sharlotte Peterson at (515) 223-2614 or speterson@pork.org .

Source: NPB