Kansas State University (KSU) is hosting the 2010 Swine Profitability Conference on Feb. 2 at Forum Hall in the KSU Student Union.

The program kicks off at 9:15 a.m. with coffee and donuts.

At 9:30 a.m., the Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management will be presented by Joe Connor, DVM, Carthage (IL) Veterinary Service. Connor’s talk is “Right-Sizing the U.S. Swine Industry: What I’ve Done with My Clients During These Challenging Times.”

At 10:30 a.m., Washington, IA, pork producer Rob Brenneman will discuss “Risk Management: A Producer Perspective.”

Then at 11:15 a.m., Paragon Economics President Steve Meyer tackles “What Does the Future Hold for the U.S. Swine Industry?”

Following lunch, the KSU Swine Team will provide an update on recent breakthroughs in lowering the cost of production and improving margin over feed costs.

KSU Athletic Director John Currie closes the day with “Restoring Confidence after a Stressful Period.”

For additional information, go to http://www.ksuswine.org.