Ohio Pork Congress will take place Feb. 15 at Crowne Plaza North in Columbus.
The show offers a full schedule of symposiums:
7:30-9 a.m.: Registration and Trade Show Open
9-11:30 a.m.: General Session (Grand Pavilion)
9-9:20 a.m.: NPPC Update–Maria Zieba
9:20-10 a.m.: The Next 12 Months: Developing a Plan – Dave DeLaney, Kerns & Associates, Ames, Iowa
10:05-10:45 a.m.: Getting Work Done Through Others – Larry Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
10:50-11:30 a.m.: How Animal Handling Affects the Safety of People – Lisa Hornish, Safety Manager at Cooper Farms
12-2:25 p.m: Luncheon & Awards Presentation (Trade Show Open)
Josh Bleill, “One Step at a Time”
2:30-4 p.m.: Breakout sessions – Salon B/C and Salon E/F
• Transitioning Employees to Team Members
Larry Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA, University of Illinois
o The importance of positioning others to be successful.
o The impact of coaching – working with people to get better.
o The significance of effective communication.
o The value of fully staffed, long-term stable teams.
• 2:30 p.m. – The Food Safety Modernization Act impact on your swine feed mill
Stormy Walker, Global Quality Auditor at Elanco Animal Health
• 3:15 p.m. – Antibiotics: Feed vs. Water
Michelle Michalak, DVM Maria Stein Animal Hospital