K-State to host Swine Profitability Conference
Kansas State University will host the 2013 Swine Profitability Conference in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union on 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, Linden, Iowa;
--Future Plans to Deal with Production Expectations of the Retail Pork Sector, Chris Novak, CEO, 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 $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 at http://www.asi.ksu.edu. More information is also available by calling 785-532-1267.