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K-State 2022 Swine Profitability Conference set for Feb. 8

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Swine business topics such as the global pork outlook, positioning systems for the future and employee sourcing will be discussed this year.

Kansas State University's 2022 Swine Profitability Conference is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 8. This year's event, themed "Staying Competive in the Swine Industry," will be hosted at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan. 

Each year the Swine Profitability Conference focuses on the business side of pork production. "Important swine business topics such as the global pork outlook, positioning your system for the future and employee sourcing will be discussed this year, along with highlighting two growing swine businesses in our state," says Mike Tokach, K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry distinguished professor and swine Extension specialist. "This conference is designed for producers to increase their competitiveness in today's swine industry."

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

  • Joe Kerns, CEO/Founder of Partners for Production Agriculture at New Horizon Farms, will address the U.S. Global Meat and Pork Outlook. 
  • Tim Schwartz and Dr. Annie Lerner, Schwartz Farms Inc., will discuss entering the pork industry and their family's business.
  • Dr. Daryl Olsen, Audubon-Manning Veterinary Clinic, will talk about growth and success within the swine industry.
  • Dr. Cassie Jones and Dr. Jason Woodworth, Kansas State University, will discuss student success in swine industry careers.
  •  The Leon and Janice Dunn Family, Dunn Swine LLC., will share their story and how they are continuing their family's legacy.

"We feel the speakers for the 32nd Annual Profitability Conference are industry leaders with diverse backgrounds and understanding of the swine industry," says Joel DeRouchey, K-State Extension swine specialist. "They will provide take-home information for swine producers and allied industry partners alike." 

The conference will take place at the Stanley Stout Center, located at 2200 Denison Avenue. The day begins with coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. CST with the program starting 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. 28. Attendees can register at the door for $50 per participant. More information, including online registration, is available on the K-State Swine Research and Extension page or contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or [email protected]

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