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K-State releases 2019 Swine Profitability Conference lineup

The 30th annual conference will feature speakers from an array of swine-related businesses and organizations.

Source: Kansas State University
“Staying competitive in the swine industry" is the theme for the 30th annual Kansas State University Swine Profitability Conference. The 2019 conference is set for Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan.

Each year the Swine Profitability Conference focuses on the business side of pork production. “Attendees will have a chance to learn ideas for improving their businesses from leading producers, veterinarians and economists,” says Mike Tokach, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry distinguished professor and swine extension specialist. “This conference is designed to help producers stay competitive in today’s swine industry.”

The conference will feature speakers from an array of swine-related businesses and organizations, including:

  • Lee Schulz, ag economist at Iowa State University, will address international trade and market outlook.
  • Clayton Johnson, Carthage Veterinary Service, will discuss growth of the Carthage System in Kansas.
  • Grant Morgan, Poky Feeders, will share his story of raising pigs and cattle in the High Plains.
  • Noel Williams, COO, Iowa Select Farms, will focus on how to achieve high production in swine dense areas.
  • Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board, will talk about the bright future of the U.S. swine industry.

“We feel the speakers for the 30th annual Profitability Conference are industry leaders who will share take-home information for swine producers and allied industry partners alike,” says Joel DeRouchey, K-State extension swine specialist.

The day begins with coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is included in the conference, which will end at 3 p.m.

Pre-registration is $25 per participant and due by Jan. 26. Attendees can register at the door for $50 per participant. More information, including online registration, is available at KSUSwine.org  or contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.

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