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Pork Conference Focuses on Industry Trends, Issues


Pork producers can learn about trends, legislation and studies involving the industry at the Central Indiana Pork Conference in Rossville.

The Feb. 8 conference will feature Monty Moss, DVM, of Moss Farms in Burnettsville, who will discuss the air filtration system he installed at his farm to reduce the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS.

Jiqin Ni, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will present the results of a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on air quality and its implications for the pork industry.

Sessions include a swine industry update and a discussion of recent legislative trends and activities affecting pork production.

“The conference will address a range of issues that are pertinent to the commercial pork industry and to individual pork producers - areas of emphasis that will help their operations become more profitable,” says Curt Emanuel, Purdue Extension educator in Clinton County. “People need to know about trends and issues within the industry, and this knowledge will improve their ability to respond and react to some of the challenges and opportunities in the industry right now.”

The conference will be held at Rossville High School, 1 Robert Egly Drive. Those interested in attending are requested to register before Feb. 1 in order to ensure adequate supplies for all participants; however, late registrations will be accepted as space allows.

Registration costs $20 per person. The fee includes materials, refreshments, and a lunch.

For more information or to register online, visit  or contact Emanuel at (765) 659-6380 or


The conference is sponsored by the Clinton County Extension Service and the Clinton County Pork Producers.

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