The 2008 pork management conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, is set for May 7-9. The conference, sponsored by the National Pork Board, will be held at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, Fla.

"The Pork Checkoff program provides this conference for pork producers, including anyone involved in the management, accounting or finances of an operation, as well as consultants and lenders," said Ron Schoo, chairman of the NPB’s Producer Services Committee and a pork producer from New Ulm, Minn. "This conference offers the most up-to-date financial information that affects the pork industry today."

Conference attendees will learn about immigration law, changes in input costs, U.S. agriculture outlooks, global trade and more from pork industry professionals. Topics include surviving animal welfare, on the edge hedge accounting, waste management alternatives, risk and rewards to year-end feed buying and opportunities in electronic banking.

The registration fee for the conference is $395 per person through April 25 and $435 per person after April 25. 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. For more information, call Sharlotte Peterson at 515-223-2614.

For information on pork checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Service Center at (800) 456-PORK. For a brochure with a registration form and detailed events, follow this link.

Source: NPB