Seeking out ideas, solutions and outlook is even more important today as pork producers work on revising risk-management strategies to fit new and changing paradigms. At World Pork Expo (June 3-5), this year’s MarketingInformationCenter will include seminars on managing every aspect of your production operation, while keeping overall profitability in mind.

Always a popular feature, the MarketingInformationCenter lunchtime program is expected to pack the house. Pork producers will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from respected economists Glenn Grimes of the University of Missouri and Robert Wisner of IowaStateUniversity, as well as Elywnn Taylor, professor of agricultural meteorology at IowaStateUniversity.

The Marketing Information Center, brought to you by Pork magazine and the National Pork Producers Council, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4.

Also on the MarketInformationCenter agenda will be presentations from AgroSoft North America, which will show how technology can play an important role in finding and maintaining efficiencies within an operation. Wednesday afternoon will feature a presentation from Chris Voell, biogas and energy expert from the Environmental Protection Agency’s AgSTAR Eastern Region Group. On Thursday, the American Protein Corporation will present a sow seminar focusing on the role that nutrition plays in sow and pig performance and ultimately profitability.

For more information about World Pork Expo 2009, updated schedules or to register online, visit