The fourth annual Workforce Development Conference is planned for Sept. 22, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN.

Conference speakers will provide suggestions for creating a positive livestock facility environment that encourages farm productivity, improves employee job satisfaction and enhances the pork industry’s reputation.

This conference sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Board and Pork Checkoff will demonstrate how family member, employer or manager behavioral expectations, business values and policies influence worker attitudes, workplace conduct and overall barn dynamics.

For registration information and seminar details, contact Trudy Wastweet, Minnesota Pork Board, at (800) 537-7675 or