Production, marketing and management tips for staying profitable will be presented during daily producer education seminars at World Pork Expo, June 8 to 10, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, in Indianapolis.

Free educational sessions will be presented at the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion by some of the nation's leading experts. The seminars are co-sponsored by Optimum Quality Grains.

"Much of the information presented during the educational seminars was made possible through checkoff-funded research and programming," said Kristie Bray, education program manager for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

"The educational seminars provide producers with information they can apply or use to enhance production systems in their operations," she said. "Producers will get a small sample of the type of checkoff-funded information that is available to them," said Bray. "We also will have a full display of educational materials available to producers that are free or sold at cost that were developed by checkoff funds."

An outlook on the U.S. pork industry and economic trends will be presented Thursday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Herd health issues, including updates on pseudorabies eradication, and foreign animal disease will be discussed Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Swine reproduction, nutrition and related production issues will be discussed Friday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For the third consecutive year, the seminars will feature a Planning for Profits segment Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. The segment will include five-year outlooks on weather and grain markets, along with pork market and trade opportunities.

A panel discussion on value-added marketing, with representatives involved in niche marketing, will be presented Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

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