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Leman Swine Conference brings science, solutions to global challenges

Leman Swine Conference brings science, solutions to global challenges
Topics to include foreign animal disease and biosecurity, Prop 12 and gene editing for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

Registration is underway for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, an annual educational event for the global swine industry. This year's conference, slated for Sept. 17-20 at the St. Paul Rivercentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, will feature sessions covering everything from foreign animal disease and biosecurity to Prop 12 and gene editing for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

Keynote topics and speakers for the event:

  • JBS: A global culture of being the best: Matthew Turner, Kyle Coble, Paul (PJ) Corns and Darin Madson, JBS Foods
  • PRRS resistance through gene editing - The path to market (Pijoan lectureship): Bill Christianson, Matt Culbertson and Banks Baker, PIC 
  • Grain Market Outlook: Ryan Moe, STONEX
  • FADs,..Are we ready (together)? (Morrison lectureship): Jerry Torrison, University of Minnesota

Breakout session topics include the emerging science of swine worker microbiome, fine-tuning Mycoplasma control and eradication, sow livability, chemical mitigation in feed, actionable monitoring of African swine fever, PRRS, and other diseases and helping labor with innovation and community programs.

Award presentations include:

  • Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, which honors the legacy of UMN professor Bob Morrison and encourages DVM students to pursue work that matters to the swine industry and follow his mantra of "Learn. Teach. Have fun."
  • 2022 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award Winner- Carissa Odland, DVM, Wholestone Farms, will be recognized for her work in antimicrobial resistance in the swine industry.

In 1974, Allen D. Leman, a new University of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, and Jim Hanson, director of the college of veterinary medicine's continuing education program, initiated the conference to present new information and discuss issues important to the swine industry. Leman understood how a university could influence practitioners and empower them to be leaders for the swine industry.

Internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry, the event today garners hundreds of participants from over 20 countries each year. 

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