Attuned to the times, this year’s 6th annual Pork Lenders meeting, designed specifically for members of the banking community, will provide up-to-date financial, market, export and legislative information. This year’s conference will also offer more information about a farm-level risk management tool the Minnesota Pork Producers Association has developed.

The meeting will be July 16 at the Country Inn and Suites, 1900 Premiere Drive, Mankato, MN, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per attendee and includes lunch, breaks and handouts. The preregistration deadline is July 9.

Providing the keynote speech on the market outlook will be Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics, Inc., and a livestock and agricultural economics specialist. Meyer will explore what current economic conditions mean for pork producers and give his view on national and global factors influencing pork demand, feed costs and trade.

Providing the state and national public policy update will be

Minnesota Pork Producers Association Executive Director David Preisler, who will discuss regulatory and marketplace shifts affecting pork producers. Preisler will also discuss how producer certifications, on-farm third-party audits and retail decisions regarding production practices are impacting farms.

Providing information on a tool that is available to members of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association designed to help them take a proactive approach to non-market risk management challenges facing the pork industry will be
Minnesota Pork Producers Association Director of Education Jill Resler.

For questions and registration about the Pork Lenders meeting, contact Jill Resler at (507) 345-8814 or jill@mnpork.com. For online registration or to download a registration form, go to on-line registration.