Upcoming Events http://nationalhogfarmer.com/events en Minnesota Pork Congress Scheduled for Jan. 18-19 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress-scheduled-jan-18-19 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Minneapolis Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.979965">44° 58' 47.874" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.263836">93° 15' 49.8096" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.979965+-93.263836+%28%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Minnesota Pork Congress is slated for Jan. 18-19, 2012 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19.</p> <p> Admission is $10/person if preregistered by Jan. 3 and $15/person at the door. The trade show will feature 140 companies exhibiting equipment and services geared toward hog producers.</p> <p> Seminar topics will cover barn ventilation, energy savings in nurseries, state legislative preview, manure pit foaming, pork exports, alternative feeds, market outlook, daily hog chore routine and swine disease analysis.</p> <p> Custom manure applicator, Pork Quality Assurance-Plus and Trucker Quality Assurance certification training will also be offered.</p> <p> Minnesota Pork Industry Award recipients and outgoing Minnesota Pork Board and Minnesota Pork Producers Association executive board members will be recognized at the Minnesota Pork Board Awards Reception on Jan. 17 at the Minneapolis Hilton.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s honorees at the award ceremony are Environmental Steward,Laura and Wayne Dahl of Dawson; Pork Promoter of the Year, Mike Murphy of Fairmont; Swine Manager of the Year, Mark Uilk, Pipestone System; Family of the Year, Charles and Wanda Patsche of Welcome; and Distinguished Service, Rep. Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake.</p> <p> For online registration, seminars, exhibitor listing, hotel information and maps, go to <a href="http://www.mnpork.com/porkcongress">www.mnpork.com/porkcongress</a> or call (800) 537-7675.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress-scheduled-jan-18-19#comments 44.979965 -93.263836 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:04:00 +0000 9481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Congress Planned for Jan. 25-26 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-planned-jan-25-26 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will hold the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.<br /> The nation’s largest winter swine trade show and conference will be held in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center, as well as the Polk County Convention Complex</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.600545">41° 36' 1.962" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.609106">93° 36' 32.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.600545+-93.609106+%28%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will hold the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.</p> <p> The nation&rsquo;s largest winter swine trade show and conference will be held in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center, as well as the Polk County Convention Complex. Pork Congress hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26. The Iowa Pork Foundation&rsquo;s annual Kickoff Reception and Auction will be held at Hy-Vee Hall Jan. 24 and the IPPA Youth Swine Judging contest will be held at the county convention complex Jan. 26.</p> <p> &ldquo;We believe the Iowa Pork Congress is one of the most comprehensive swine conventions anyone associated with the pork industry could attend,&rdquo; says IPPA President Leon Sheets, a producer from Ionia. &ldquo;The educational opportunities are phenomenal and the trade show has probably the largest collection of swine-related vendors anywhere. With the various social events, youth activities and networking opportunities, the Iowa Pork Congress literally has something for everyone.&rdquo;</p> <p> Attendees will find nearly everything needed to run a successful hog business at the trade show. Feed, swine genetics, building construction, equipment and animal health are among the products and services marketed by the nearly 300 companies participating.</p> <p> IPPA will again welcome attendees to the Pork Information Plaza, where guests can visit with IPPA producer leaders and representatives from the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and other affiliated organizations.</p> <p> The seminars and educational opportunities will likely be another popular draw for most attendees. For no additional cost, producers can learn more about pork production. Topics of the nearly dozen sessions include porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, swine diets, animal well-being and the ever-popular regulations and nuisance case update. Wes Jamison of the University of Florida will discuss the animal welfare movement in the keynote address.</p> <p> &ldquo;Things are always changing in pork production and the seminars we offer will help keep producers in the know,&rdquo; says Iowa Pork Congress Committee Chairman Don Toale, a pork producer from Independence. &ldquo;Our goal is always to bring in the industry&rsquo;s leading experts to present our seminars and provide the latest information available on the topics of greatest interest to producers.&rdquo;</p> <p> Pork Congress offers something for everyone and pork producers, pig handlers, allied business representatives and high school and college students are encouraged to attend. Decision-makers in farrowing, finishing and seedstock production, production employees, veterinarians or anyone with an interest in the swine industry will gain valuable insight by attending the event.</p> <p> The pre-registration deadline is Jan. 16, 2012, and IPPA members can attend the trade show and conference at no cost by registering early. Interested persons can register at <a href="http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/">www.iowaporkcongress.org</a> .</p> <p> IPPA members can attend at no charge by registering online or by completing and submitting the form by the deadline. Non-IPPA members can save $5 off of the normal $10 admission cost by registering online by the deadline. Registrations will be accepted after the deadline through each day of the show, but the cost will be $10.</p> <p> Those who pre-register can avoid lines and quickly pick up their pre-printed name badge and credentials at the pre-registration desk the day of the show.</p> <p> For more information, contact IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or visit <a href="http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/">www.iowaporkcongress.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-planned-jan-25-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-planned-jan-25-26#comments 41.600545 -93.609106 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:55:00 +0000 9591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North Carolina Pork Conference Returns to the State Fairgrounds http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-carolina-pork-conference-returns-state-fairgrounds <div class="node-body event-body">For the third year in a row, the North Carolina Pork Conference, hosted by the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), will be held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on Feb. 2-3, 2012</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh </span> <span class="locality">Raleigh</span>, <span class="region">NC</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.772096">35° 46' 19.5456" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.638615">78° 38' 19.014" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.772096+-78.638615+%28%2C+Raleigh%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> For the third year in a row, the North Carolina Pork Conference, hosted by the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), will be held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh on Feb. 2-3, 2012.</p> <p> Seminars begin at 9 a.m.Feb. 2 at the Martin Building, will be conducted throughout the day and conclude with the NCPC annual meeting at 3:30 p.m.</p> <p> That evening at 5:30 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley will be the annual Bacon Bash fundraising event for the NCPC Political Action Committee. There will be hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and drinks and the traditional reverse raffle for the $5,000 grand prize. Buy a Bacon Bash ticket for $100 and buy your entry to the members-only event and an opportunity to win the grand prize.</p> <p> The annual industry awards will be presented Friday morning (Feb. 3) at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. The awards will be presented at a breakfast ceremony recognizing and honoring folks in the North Carolina pork industry who are making a difference. Registration for the breakfast is $10 or $15 at the door.</p> <p> A block of rooms is reserved at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley for the conference; call (800) 228-9290 or (919) 781-7000.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-carolina-pork-conference-returns-state-fairgrounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-carolina-pork-conference-returns-state-fairgrounds#comments 35.772096 -78.638615 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:12:00 +0000 9791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Missouri Pork Expo Targeted for Feb. 8-9 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-targeted-feb-8-9 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Missouri Pork Expo kicks off Feb. 8 with a talk on Global Markets, Domestic Impact by Joseph Kerns of International Agribusiness Group, LLC, Ames, IA.<br /> A program on show rings, swine advisory committee meeting and FFA pork speaking contest finals round out the morning’s activities</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Executive Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Missouri Pork Expo kicks off Feb. 8 with a talk on Global Markets, Domestic Impact by Joseph Kerns of International Agribusiness Group, LLC, Ames, IA.</p> <p> &nbsp;A program on show rings, swine advisory committee meeting and FFA pork speaking contest finals round out the morning&rsquo;s activities.</p> <p> A Freedom to Operate Rally starts at noon, followed by show ring activities and a mid-afternoon panel: Missouri Nuisance Litigation: How It Can Impact You.</p> <p> The Pork Industry Banquet is slated for 6 p.m.</p> <p> On Feb. 9, the Pork Leadership Breakfast is open 8-10 a.m. featuring a keynote speaker sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council and Murphy-Brown, LLC.</p> <p> At 10 a.m. to noon is the hot topics session from the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program. Beth Young, swine Extension specialist, will provide an update on PRRS area regional control. The status of Missouri concentrated animal feeding operations rules and permits will be addressed by John Lory, associate professor/nutrient management specialist; and Joe Zulovich, assistant professor/agriculture structures engineer. Ron Plain, professor of agricultural economics, will provide a market outlook.</p> <p> The Missouri Pork Association (MPA) board lunch is at noon, followed by the MPA board meeting at 1 p.m.</p> <p> For more information, contact MPA by phone at (573) 445-8375, e-mail <a href="mailto:Angela@mopork.com">Angela@mopork.com</a> or visit <a href="http://www.mopork.com/">www.mopork.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-targeted-feb-8-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-targeted-feb-8-9#comments 38.951705 -92.334072 Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:47:00 +0000 9821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feb. 8, 2012: Central Indiana Pork Conference, Rossville High School, Rossville, IN http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feb-8-2012-central-indiana-pork-conference-rossville-high-school-rossville <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pork producers can learn about trends, legislation and studies involving the industry at the Central Indiana Pork Conference in Rossville.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Rossville High School, Rossville, IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Pork producers can learn about trends, legislation and studies involving the industry at the Central Indiana Pork Conference in Rossville.</p> <p> The Feb. 8 conference will feature Monty Moss, DVM, of Moss Farms in Burnettsville, who will discuss the air filtration system he installed at his farm to reduce the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS.</p> <p> Jiqin Ni, an assistant professor in Purdue University&#39;s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will present the results of a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on air quality and its implications for the pork industry.</p> <p> Sessions include a swine industry update and a discussion of recent legislative trends and activities affecting pork production.</p> <p> &ldquo;The conference will address a range of issues that are pertinent to the commercial pork industry and to individual pork producers - areas of emphasis that will help their operations become more profitable,&rdquo; says Curt Emanuel, Purdue Extension educator in Clinton County. &ldquo;People need to know about trends and issues within the industry, and this knowledge will improve their ability to respond and react to some of the challenges and opportunities in the industry right now.&rdquo;</p> <p> The conference will be held at Rossville High School, 1 Robert Egly Drive. Those interested in attending are requested to register before Feb. 1 in order to ensure adequate supplies for all participants; however, late registrations will be accepted as space allows.</p> <p> Registration costs $20 per person. The fee includes materials, refreshments, and a lunch.</p> <p> For more information or to register online, <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=jbewvsbab&amp;et=1109133031836&amp;s=1434&amp;e=00192Bx4Z4jZW82StQbA3s54JKwoyMARtd3ql7GHiCjeMi1tH0-9JuvamzZUm5YZIo2pstGI9VV4t5gM5o9urhnFgskEiUEuCqG8f3TPSaRvXhV9G9PIbIvtl5kB9Ith-qV40nJAtt6-ak7SIcMj73MaBev3UFaW_ylknAx5pscaL8=" target="_blank">visithttp://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/clinton/Pages/cipc.aspx</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;or contact Emanuel at (765) 659-6380 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cemanuel@purdue.edu?" target="_blank">cemanuel@purdue.edu</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The conference is sponsored by the Clinton County Extension Service and the Clinton County Pork Producers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feb-8-2012-central-indiana-pork-conference-rossville-high-school-rossville" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/feb-8-2012-central-indiana-pork-conference-rossville-high-school-rossville#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:13:00 +0000 10231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Michigan Professional Pork Producers Symposium, http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-professional-pork-producers-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">Michigan Professional Pork Producers Symposium</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Lansing Center</span> <span class="locality">Lansing</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.732535">42° 43' 57.126" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.555535">84° 33' 19.926" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.732535+-84.555535+%28%2C+Lansing%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-professional-pork-producers-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/michigan-professional-pork-producers-symposium#comments 42.732535 -84.555535 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:13:00 +0000 10771 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Regional Conferences March 6 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-6 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Carroll County Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Carroll</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.069444">42° 4' 9.9984" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-94.866389">94° 51' 59.0004" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.069444+-94.866389+%28%2C+Carroll%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;IPPA works hard to offer educational sessions that can assist producers in their day-to-day decision-making,&rdquo; says Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director. &ldquo;We encourage anyone with a genuine interest in pork production to attend these conferences.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows:</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, March 6 - Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office</li> <li> &nbsp;Wednesday, March 7 - Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 119</li> <li> Thursday, March 8 - Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center</li> <li> Friday, March 9 - Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office</li> </ul> <p> Conferences are free for those who pre-register or $5 at the door. Individuals can pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:schristensen@iowapork.org">schristensen@iowapork.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> With the regulatory realm for agriculture constantly changing, it is critical for pork producers to stay well informed of compliance issues. Eldon McAfee, attorney for IPPA, will discuss practical aspects of compliance with state and federal regulations, provide an update of recent livestock nuisance cases and preface current regulatory rumblings at the state and federal level.&nbsp;</p> <p> It is critical for all in pork production to have a good understanding of contracts and liens to provide protection of their business. McAfee also will review contract terms, focusing on practical implication for both feeders and hog owners. He will discuss recent and pending court decisions and the implications these decisions pose for feed dealers, lenders, veterinarians and pork producers.</p> <p> Finally, he will explain the federal livestock contract requirements and what is required for compliance to prevent penalties against hog owners for failing to have required disclosures in contracts with contract feeders.&nbsp;</p> <p> Swine dysentery is an expensive and damaging disease that has reemerged in the Midwest. Eric Burrough, DVM, and Rodger Main, DVM, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will split duties at this year&#39;s regional conferences to talk about the history and impact of the disease. They will provide information to help producers identify signs of dysentery and highlight strategies for prevention and elimination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Detailed production records are increasingly important in today&#39;s pork industry to benchmark performance, improve efficiencies and modify practices. ISU Extension swine specialists will review how to keep adequate wean-to-finish records, show where errors typically occur and provide actual examples of good records gone bad.&nbsp;</p> <p> ISU swine specialists also will offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or <a href="mailto:tbettin@iowapork.org">tbettin@iowapork.org</a> for more information or to pre-register.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-6#comments Feed Costs Food Safety Manure Management Risk Management Sow Productivity 42.069444 -94.866389 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:13:00 +0000 10781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Regional Conferences March 7 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-7 <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Northwest Iowa Community College</span> <span class="locality">Sheldon</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.181211">43° 10' 52.3596" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-95.856954">95° 51' 25.0344" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.181211+-95.856954+%28%2C+Sheldon%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;IPPA works hard to offer educational sessions that can assist producers in their day-to-day decision-making,&rdquo; says Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director. &ldquo;We encourage anyone with a genuine interest in pork production to attend these conferences.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, March 6 - Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office</li> <li> &nbsp;Wednesday, March 7 - Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 119</li> <li> Thursday, March 8 - Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center</li> <li> Friday, March 9 - Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Conferences are free for those who pre-register or $5 at the door. Individuals can pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:schristensen@iowapork.org">schristensen@iowapork.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> With the regulatory realm for agriculture constantly changing, it is critical for pork producers to stay well informed of compliance issues. Eldon McAfee, attorney for IPPA, will discuss practical aspects of compliance with state and federal regulations, provide an update of recent livestock nuisance cases and preface current regulatory rumblings at the state and federal level.&nbsp;</p> <p> It is critical for all in pork production to have a good understanding of contracts and liens to provide protection of their business. McAfee also will review contract terms, focusing on practical implication for both feeders and hog owners. He will discuss recent and pending court decisions and the implications these decisions pose for feed dealers, lenders, veterinarians and pork producers.</p> <p> Finally, he will explain the federal livestock contract requirements and what is required for compliance to prevent penalties against hog owners for failing to have required disclosures in contracts with contract feeders.&nbsp;</p> <p> Swine dysentery is an expensive and damaging disease that has reemerged in the Midwest. Eric Burrough, DVM, and Rodger Main, DVM, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will split duties at this year&#39;s regional conferences to talk about the history and impact of the disease. They will provide information to help producers identify signs of dysentery and highlight strategies for prevention and elimination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Detailed production records are increasingly important in today&#39;s pork industry to benchmark performance, improve efficiencies and modify practices. ISU Extension swine specialists will review how to keep adequate wean-to-finish records, show where errors typically occur and provide actual examples of good records gone bad.&nbsp;</p> <p> ISU swine specialists also will offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or <a href="mailto:tbettin@iowapork.org">tbettin@iowapork.org</a> for more information or to pre-register.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-7#comments 43.181211 -95.856954 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 10791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Regional Conferences March 8 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-8 <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Borlaug Learning Center</span> <span class="locality">Nashua</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.952222">42° 57' 7.9992" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.538638">92° 32' 19.0968" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.952222+-92.538638+%28%2C+Nashua%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;IPPA works hard to offer educational sessions that can assist producers in their day-to-day decision-making,&rdquo; says Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director. &ldquo;We encourage anyone with a genuine interest in pork production to attend these conferences.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, March 6 - Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office</li> <li> &nbsp;Wednesday, March 7 - Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 119</li> <li> Thursday, March 8 - Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center</li> <li> Friday, March 9 - Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Conferences are free for those who pre-register or $5 at the door. Individuals can pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:schristensen@iowapork.org">schristensen@iowapork.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> With the regulatory realm for agriculture constantly changing, it is critical for pork producers to stay well informed of compliance issues. Eldon McAfee, attorney for IPPA, will discuss practical aspects of compliance with state and federal regulations, provide an update of recent livestock nuisance cases and preface current regulatory rumblings at the state and federal level.&nbsp;</p> <p> It is critical for all in pork production to have a good understanding of contracts and liens to provide protection of their business. McAfee also will review contract terms, focusing on practical implication for both feeders and hog owners. He will discuss recent and pending court decisions and the implications these decisions pose for feed dealers, lenders, veterinarians and pork producers.</p> <p> Finally, he will explain the federal livestock contract requirements and what is required for compliance to prevent penalties against hog owners for failing to have required disclosures in contracts with contract feeders.&nbsp;</p> <p> Swine dysentery is an expensive and damaging disease that has reemerged in the Midwest. Eric Burrough, DVM, and Rodger Main, DVM, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will split duties at this year&#39;s regional conferences to talk about the history and impact of the disease. They will provide information to help producers identify signs of dysentery and highlight strategies for prevention and elimination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Detailed production records are increasingly important in today&#39;s pork industry to benchmark performance, improve efficiencies and modify practices. ISU Extension swine specialists will review how to keep adequate wean-to-finish records, show where errors typically occur and provide actual examples of good records gone bad.&nbsp;</p> <p> ISU swine specialists also will offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or <a href="mailto:tbettin@iowapork.org">tbettin@iowapork.org</a> for more information or to pre-register.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-8#comments 42.952222 -92.538638 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 10801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Regional Conferences March 9 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-9 <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Johnson County Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Iowa City</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.661128">41° 39' 40.0608" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-91.530168">91° 31' 48.6048" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.661128+-91.530168+%28%2C+Iowa+City%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences at four Iowa locations March 6-9.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;IPPA works hard to offer educational sessions that can assist producers in their day-to-day decision-making,&rdquo; says Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director. &ldquo;We encourage anyone with a genuine interest in pork production to attend these conferences.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, March 6 - Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office</li> <li> &nbsp;Wednesday, March 7 - Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 119</li> <li> Thursday, March 8 - Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center</li> <li> Friday, March 9 - Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office</li> </ul> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Conferences are free for those who pre-register or $5 at the door. Individuals can pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to <a href="mailto:schristensen@iowapork.org">schristensen@iowapork.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> With the regulatory realm for agriculture constantly changing, it is critical for pork producers to stay well informed of compliance issues. Eldon McAfee, attorney for IPPA, will discuss practical aspects of compliance with state and federal regulations, provide an update of recent livestock nuisance cases and preface current regulatory rumblings at the state and federal level.&nbsp;</p> <p> It is critical for all in pork production to have a good understanding of contracts and liens to provide protection of their business. McAfee also will review contract terms, focusing on practical implication for both feeders and hog owners. He will discuss recent and pending court decisions and the implications these decisions pose for feed dealers, lenders, veterinarians and pork producers.</p> <p> Finally, he will explain the federal livestock contract requirements and what is required for compliance to prevent penalties against hog owners for failing to have required disclosures in contracts with contract feeders.&nbsp;</p> <p> Swine dysentery is an expensive and damaging disease that has reemerged in the Midwest. Eric Burrough, DVM, and Rodger Main, DVM, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will split duties at this year&#39;s regional conferences to talk about the history and impact of the disease. They will provide information to help producers identify signs of dysentery and highlight strategies for prevention and elimination.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Detailed production records are increasingly important in today&#39;s pork industry to benchmark performance, improve efficiencies and modify practices. ISU Extension swine specialists will review how to keep adequate wean-to-finish records, show where errors typically occur and provide actual examples of good records gone bad.&nbsp;</p> <p> ISU swine specialists also will offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or <a href="mailto:tbettin@iowapork.org">tbettin@iowapork.org</a> for more information or to pre-register.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-march-9#comments 41.661128 -91.530168 Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:30:00 +0000 10811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Indiana Pork Conference Scheduled for March 13 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/indiana-pork-conference-scheduled-march-13 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pork producers will have the chance to learn about regulatory, production and economic challenges in the swine industry at the 2012 Southern Indiana Pork Conference.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Huntingburg</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.298942">38° 17' 56.1912" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.954997">86° 57' 17.9892" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.298942+-86.954997+%28%2C+Huntingburg%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Pork producers will have the chance to learn about regulatory, production and economic challenges in the swine industry at the 2012 Southern Indiana Pork Conference.</p> <p> The conference is March 13 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds, 4157 South State Road 162, Huntingburg, IN. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (EST).</p> <p> &ldquo;There is a lot of interest in recent regulatory changes that affect local pork producers, especially the potential air quality standards, manure handling and storage regulations and interest in animal wellness and ethics,&rdquo; says Kenneth Eck, Purdue Extension agriculture and natural resources educator in Dubois County. &ldquo;These regulations and changes in production inputs are coming just as the industry is beginning to emerge from a market slump, and that has farmers concerned.&rdquo;</p> <p> Conference presenters will cover a wide range of swine production topics. They are:</p> <ul> <li> &ldquo;Is 30+ Pigs/Sow/Year Really a Good Target?&rdquo; by Allan Schinckel, Purdue swine geneticist.</li> <li> &ldquo;The Value of Low-Fat DDGS (distiller&rsquo;s dried grains with solubles) for Swine&rdquo; by Brian Richert, Purdue Extension swine specialist.</li> <li> &ldquo;What Do Packers Want in Pork Quality, Why And How Soon Will They Test for It?&rdquo; by Mickey Latour, Purdue animal science professor and lipids specialist.</li> <li> &ldquo;State Regulation Changes, and What Do They All Mean?&rdquo; by Josh Trenary, Indiana Pork and Andy Tauer, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.</li> <li> &ldquo;Pork Profits: Capturing Positive Margins for 2012 and 2013&rdquo; by Chris Hurt, Purdue Extension agricultural economist.</li> <li> &ldquo;The Roles of Science and Ethics in Animal Welfare Debates: Lessons from Ohio and Implications for Local Producers&rdquo; by Candace Croney, Purdue Extension animal well-being and ethics specialist.</li> <li> &ldquo;The National Air Emissions Study: Summary and Implications&rdquo; by Al Heber, Purdue Extension agricultural engineer.</li> <li> &ldquo;Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) Certification&rdquo; by Eck.</li> </ul> <p> &ldquo;Our goal this year is to get pork producers in front of industry and trade professionals who can help them meet their individual production needs,&quot; Eck says. &ldquo;We have a strong base for swine production in southern Indiana, and we see this event as one way to keep producers knowledgeable for current and upcoming industry challenges.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/indiana-pork-conference-scheduled-march-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/indiana-pork-conference-scheduled-march-13#comments 38.298942 -86.954997 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:24:00 +0000 11421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Annual meeting of the Midwestern Sections of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meeting-midwestern-sections-american-dairy-science-association-and-american-society-animal-sc <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Annual meeting of the Midwestern Sections of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science, Hy-Vee Hall and Veterans Memorial</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hy-Vee Hall and Veterans Memorial</span> <div class="street-address"> 730 3rd St </div> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <span class="postal-code">50309</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.592634">41° 35' 33.4824" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.620982">93° 37' 15.5352" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.592634+-93.620982+%28730+3rd+St%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+50309%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 15px; line-height: 16px; font-family: arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; "> Annual meeting of the Midwestern Sections of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science, Hy-Vee Hall and Veterans Memorial</p> <p style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 15px; line-height: 16px; font-family: arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; "> Des Moines, IA</p> <p style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 15px; line-height: 16px; font-family: arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; "> For more information contact:<a href="http://adsa.asas.org/midwest/2012.asp" style="color: rgb(0, 90, 156); ">http://adsa.asas.org/midwest/2012.asp</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meeting-midwestern-sections-american-dairy-science-association-and-american-society-animal-sc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meeting-midwestern-sections-american-dairy-science-association-and-american-society-animal-sc#comments 41.592634 -93.620982 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:06:00 +0000 9371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine Reproduction Seminars Set for June in Nebraska, Iowa http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-reproduction-seminars-set-june-nebraska-iowa <div class="node-body event-body"><p>An Advanced Swine Reproduction Seminar is being offered at two locations to help pork producers perform at a higher level of management for preparing the sow and farrowing space, knowing when/how to assist farrowing sows, managing sows to maximize feed intake and more.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">June 12-Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE; June 13-Extension Office in Lemars, IA</span> <span class="locality">Norfolk/Lemars</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Norfolk%2FLemars%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> An Advanced Swine Reproduction Seminar is being offered at two locations to help pork producers perform at a higher level of management for preparing the sow and farrowing space, knowing when/how to assist farrowing sows, managing sows to maximize feed intake and more.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> The seminars will be held June 12 at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE, and June 13 at the Extension Office in LeMars, IA. Sponsors are the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. and the program concludes by 3:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> At the morning session, pork producers should come prepared to share their farrowing tips, says Duane Reese, University of Nebraska Extension swine specialist.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> &ldquo;We hope newer employees can gain a lot of information from more experienced farrowing managers sharing their insights,&rdquo; he says. The morning session will be led by Reese; Tim Safranski, swine specialist, University of Missouri; and Dave Stender, Iowa State University swine field specialist.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> In the afternoon, Safranski will lead a session on consistent and reliable management practices that lead to superior reproductive performance. He will also discuss industry trends.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> Stender will offer updates on current welfare issues for crate-to-pen transition and on managing gilt development programs.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> Reese will close the seminar with updates on swine nutrition.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px; "> Registration is $30 per person and includes a pork loin lunch. To register or for more information, call Stender at (712) 225-6196 or e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:dstender@iastate.edu">dstender@iastate.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-reproduction-seminars-set-june-nebraska-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-reproduction-seminars-set-june-nebraska-iowa#comments Sow Productivity Tue, 22 May 2012 16:23:00 +0000 14851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PORK 101 Program Scheduled For Texas A&M University http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-program-scheduled-texas-am-university <div class="node-body event-body"><p>PORK 101 will be held May 22-24, 2012 at Texas A&amp;M University, according to the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). The three-day course is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Texas A&amp;M University</span> <span class="locality">College Station</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="30.627977">30° 37' 40.7172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.334407">96° 20' 3.8652" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=30.627977+-96.334407+%28%2C+College+Station%2C+TX%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> PORK 101 will be held May 22-24, 2012 at Texas A&amp;M University, according to the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). The three-day course is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board.</p> <p> Obtain a course outline and register for PORK 101 at <a href="http://www.pork101.org/">http://www.pork101.org</a></p> <p> PORK 101 attendees will learn about the value differences in swine, pork carcasses and processed pork products from meat science faculty and AMSA members. The hands-on course gives people the opportunity to participate in the selection, evaluation and fabrication of pork carcasses. Participants will also prepare and sample products from pork carcasses including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.</p> <ul> <li> <p> Live hog grading and evaluation</p> </li> <li> <p> Lean value pricing</p> </li> <li> <p> Quality management at slaughter</p> </li> <li> <p> Slaughter floor hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP)</p> </li> <li> <p> Measuring carcass quality and composition</p> </li> <li> <p> Process control testing</p> </li> <li> <p> Fresh sausage production</p> </li> <li> <p> Pork carcass fabrication</p> </li> <li> <p> Value addition</p> </li> <li> <p> Consistency improvement</p> </li> <li> <p> Enhanced pork production</p> </li> <li> <pcuring p=""> </pcuring></li> <li> <p> Retail and consumer issues.</p> </li> </ul> <p> For more information regarding PORK 101, contact Deidrea Mabry at (800) 517-2672, extension 12.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-program-scheduled-texas-am-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-program-scheduled-texas-am-university#comments Food Safety 30.627977 -96.334407 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:06:00 +0000 11401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Management Conference Planned for Late June in Georgia http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-management-conference-planned-late-june-georgia <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort &amp; Spa</span> <span class="locality">Savannah</span>, <span class="region">GA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.083541">32° 5' 0.7476" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-81.099834">81° 5' 59.4024" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.083541+-81.099834+%28%2C+Savannah%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Owners, growers, controllers, lenders, accountants, risk managers and CFOs are all invited to learn more about the financial issues, trends and future challenges to address, while networking with industry leaders and creating a vision for the pork industry.</p> <p> Chris Novak, CEO, National Pork Board, kicks off the morning session June 20 with an update of the Pork Checkoff from Pork. Be Inspired data, U.S. Farmers &amp; Ranchers Alliance, the proposed Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center in Indiana, Pork Quality Assurance Plus verification results and We Care.</p> <p> Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producers Council, provides a legislative/regulatory update from Washington, DC.</p> <p> A look at the political landscape and a global economic outlook conclude the morning sessions, following by lunch and an afternoon golf outing.</p> <p> The conference opens June 21 with an optional 6 a.m. producer roundtable, followed by three producers discussing protecting the farm business including Country View Family Farms, Murphy-Brown, Iowa Select Farms and Bill Winkelman, National Pork Board.</p> <p> Coverage of farm security, animal care and the fallout from the MF Global financial meltdown round out the morning presentations.</p> <p> Concurrent afternoon sessions provide a tax update, property risk management, hiring and retaining the right people, pens vs. stalls, accounting, teambuilding on the farm, reducing opportunity cost risk, nutrition economics and grain outlook.</p> <p> The final session the morning of June 22 covers market outlook, capital investment and a lender panel discussion.</p> <p> Find out more at the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or visit <a href="http://www.pork.org/">www.pork.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-management-conference-planned-late-june-georgia#comments 32.083541 -81.099834 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:22:00 +0000 12871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ontario Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ontario-pork-congress <div class="node-body event-body">All pork producers are encouraged to attend the 39th Annual Pork Congress on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Stratford Rotary Complex.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Stratford Rotary Complex</span> <span class="locality">Stratford</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Stratford%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">All pork producers are encouraged to attend the 39th Annual Pork Congress on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Stratford Rotary Complex.&nbsp; The Ontario Pork Congress recognizes the contribution of the pork industry to the agricultural community.</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">Other events during the week include the following:</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tradeshow: June 19 and 20: Stratford Rotary Complex</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pig Art: June 19 and 20, Stratford Rotary Complex</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Gold Event: June 19 and 20, Stratford Rotary Complex</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Hog Jog: June 19, Stratford Rotary Complex</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <br style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " /> <span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">For more information:&nbsp;</span><a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=8f4efe45396b46b2b45289c2cbf7f490&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.porkcongress.on.ca" style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " target="_blank">www.porkcongress.on.ca</a><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">&lt;</span><a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=8f4efe45396b46b2b45289c2cbf7f490&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.porkcongress.on.ca" style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; " target="_blank">http://www.porkcongress.on.ca</a><span style="font-family: monospace; font-size: 16px; ">&gt;&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ontario-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/ontario-pork-congress#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 21:26:00 +0000 14791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine Risk Management Update http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-risk-management-update <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Swine Risk Management Update, 9:30 a.m. at Northwest Community College, Sheldon, IA or 1:30 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, IA; contact: Dave Stender, Iowa State Extension agent, at (712) 225-6196 or (712) 261-0225 or email <a href="mailto:dstender@iastate.edu">dstender@iastate.edu</a>.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Northwest Community College, Sheldon, IA/Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Swine Risk Management Update features Iowa State University agricultural economist Dermot Hayes addressing potential factors that could cause a change in pork demand. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension marketing specialist, provides swine marketing outlook and planning. Ron Mortensen and Marv Carlson, Dairy Gross Margin, LLC, review USDA&rsquo;s Livestock Gross Margin and Livestock Risk Protection programs. Dave Stender, Iowa State swine field specialist, covers production planning for seasonal prices. Melissa O&rsquo;Rourke, Iowa State farm management specialist, provides a farm management update.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-risk-management-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/swine-risk-management-update#comments Risk Management Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:49:00 +0000 16391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Illinois Pork Producers Association Visioning Session http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-visioning-session <div class="node-body event-body">Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Visioning Session, Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, IL; contact Tim Maiers at IPPA at (217) 529-3100 or (217) 656-3981 or <a href="mailto:Tim@ilpork.com">Tim@ilpork.com</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eastland Suites Hotel &amp; Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Bloomington</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.484203">40° 29' 3.1308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-88.993687">88° 59' 37.2732" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.484203+-88.993687+%28%2C+Bloomington%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Visioning Session begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. followed by a producer delegate election and a presentation by Rabobank on marketplace dynamics. From 2:45 to 5 p.m., a panel discussion will cover the sow housing issue. Packer representatives will look at what the industry is doing and what industry organizaqtions should be doing in the future. The producer perspective will cover what and how prodcuers are responding to the issue and what triggers producers should use to evaluate when or if to change sow housing. A 30-minute question-and-answer and discussion period will follow. The session wraps up with an update of Illinois Pork Producer Association activities and programs. Dinner is provided.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-visioning-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-visioning-session#comments Risk Management 40.484203 -88.993687 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 17:58:00 +0000 16401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-lauren-christian-pork-chop-open <div class="node-body event-body">Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event, set for Tuesday, July 24 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State University (ISU).</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Veenker memorial Golf Course</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.023350">42° 1' 24.06" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.625622">93° 37' 32.2392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.023350+-93.625622+%28%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">Sponsorships and golf registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open. The annual event, set for Tuesday, July 24 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, benefits the Lauren L. Christian Endowment which provides financial support for students and continued swine and pork educational opportunities through Iowa State University (ISU).</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) director John Mabry said hole sponsorship and golf registration prices are the same as the past several years, and that&rsquo;s drawing a lot of attention.</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&ldquo;Already we have close to a half dozen teams registered and we encourage people to register soon because there&rsquo;s a limit of 32 teams for the tournament,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Cost is $85 per person which includes golf, refreshments, noon lunch, and post-tournament reception and meal.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">Hole sponsorships also are in demand at $250, with other sponsorship options available. Those who want to attend only the post-tournament activities may register for $25 per person.</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">The&nbsp;<a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=8f4efe45396b46b2b45289c2cbf7f490&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ipic.iastate.edu%2fevents%2fLCPCObrochure12.pdf" target="_blank">event brochure</a>&nbsp;includes sponsor information and registration forms and is available on the IPIC Web site. Golf registration deadline is July 10 or when the field of 32 teams is reached.</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">The 18-hole best ball tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Following the tournament, players and others are invited to attend a reception, meal and awards program. Winners of the 2012 Lauren Christian undergraduate and graduate scholarships also will be honored during the program.</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">According to John Mabry, IPIC director and former student of Christian, this event is a way to bring together those who knew and admired Christian.</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="x_MsoPlainText" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; "> <span style="font-size: 10pt; ">&quot;Lauren was a great teacher and mentor, and the Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open provides a social occasion for people to remember him and help increase the Lauren Christian endowment fund at ISU,&quot; Mabry said.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-lauren-christian-pork-chop-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-lauren-christian-pork-chop-open#comments 42.023350 -93.625622 Mon, 21 May 2012 21:39:00 +0000 14801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-boar-stud-managers-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference, Doubletree hotel St. Louis-Westport, St. Louis, MO; contact: (573)882-4349 or toll-free (866) 682-6663 or visit <a href="http://bsmc.missouri.edu" title="http://bsmc.missouri.edu">http://bsmc.missouri.edu</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree Hotel St. Louis-Westport</span> <span class="locality">St. Louis</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.627003">38° 37' 37.2108" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-90.199404">90° 11' 57.8544" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.627003+-90.199404+%28%2C+St.+Louis%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> This conference will make boar stud owners, managers and employees aware of opportunities to improve sperm production and quality. Topics include new thoughts on developing young boars; interpretation of PRRS test results; low-concentration, high-fertility Dutch AI practices and more.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-boar-stud-managers-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-boar-stud-managers-conference#comments Sow Productivity 38.627003 -90.199404 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:04:00 +0000 16411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com George Young Swine Health and Management Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/george-young-swine-health-and-management-conference <div class="node-body event-body">George Young Swine Health and Management Conference, Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE; contact: the University of Nebraska at (402) 472-8595 or visit <a href="http://vbms.unl.edu/gysc" title="http://vbms.unl.edu/gysc">http://vbms.unl.edu/gysc</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marina Inn</span> <span class="locality">South Sioux City</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.465951">42° 27' 57.4236" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.412100">96° 24' 43.56" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.465951+-96.412100+%28%2C+South+Sioux+City%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 53rd annual conference includes a summary of data and experiences on biosecurity in filtered barns to reduce the risk of airborne PRRS virus infections by Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone (MN) Veterinary Clinic. Derald Holtkamp, DVM, Iowa State University, will assess PRRS control vs. elimination options. Steve Pohl, South Dakota State University, will discuss new technology in filtered barns. Steve Malakowsky, Agri-Star Financial, Mankato, MN will explain financing for filtered barns. Getting pigs started correctly in a production setting will be presented by Mike Eisenmenger, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN. Eric Burrough, DVM, Iowa State University, will discuss diarrhea syndromes of pigs. Ron Borderson, DVM, University of Nebraska, will cover farm techniques and test interpretation of oral fluid testing in pigs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/george-young-swine-health-and-management-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/george-young-swine-health-and-management-conference#comments Risk Management 42.465951 -96.412100 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:13:00 +0000 16431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2012 North American Manure Expo Comes to Wisconsin Aug. 22 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-north-american-manure-expo-comes-wisconsin-aug-22 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">USDA Dairy Forage Research Center Farm</span> <div class="street-address"> State Hwy 78 </div> <span class="locality">Prairie du Sac</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <span class="postal-code">53578</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.305757">43° 18' 20.7252" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-89.734432">89° 44' 3.9552" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.305757+-89.734432+%28State+Hwy+78%2C+Prairie+du+Sac%2C+WI%2C+53578%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 North American Manure Expo will focus on &quot;Professional Manure Management&quot; and will include commercial field demonstrations showcasing manure application technology. Hands-on product and safety presentations, educational sessions and commercial vendor displays will also be a part of the day. The event is presented by the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Extension Nutrient Management Team and USDA Dairy Forage Research Center. &nbsp;The North American Manure Expo is supported in part by a consortium of land grant universitities and conservation agencies from across the United States.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-north-american-manure-expo-comes-wisconsin-aug-22#comments Manure Management 43.305757 -89.734432 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:48:00 +0000 12641 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carthage Veterinary Service Annual Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Carthage Veterinary Service Annual Swine Conference, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.hogvet.com" title="www.hogvet.com">www.hogvet.com</a> or call (217) 357-2811.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Western Illinois University</span> <span class="locality">Macomb</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.459208">40° 27' 33.1488" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-90.671797">90° 40' 18.4692" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.459208+-90.671797+%28%2C+Macomb%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The conference is attended by more than 500 people and 50 companies and is recognized as a key educational meeting for all aspects of pig production. The format of the conference is short science and practical presentations with in-depth breakout sessions appealing to staff, owners, lenders and suppliers. The conference addresses the active issue of PRRS, sow housing, food safety, disease management, economics, employee management and biosecurity with specifics on and novel technologies in wean-to-market and bered-to-wean management. Highlighted speakers include Dallas Hockman of the National Pork Producers Council; Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN; Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone (MN) Veterinary Clinic and Ron Plain, University of Missouri. The keynote speaker Jolene Brown is a consultant, professional speaker and author of &quot;Sometimes You Need More Than a 2x4.&quot; &nbsp;This popular book, contains how-to-tips, so those in agriculture can increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind. She is a walking-talking spokesperson and consultant for the family owned business.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference#comments Animal Welfare 40.459208 -90.671797 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:21:00 +0000 16441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-swine-nutrition-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Building in Indianapolis, IN, on Sept. 13, 2012. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Indiana Farm Bureau Building</span> <span class="locality">Indianapolis</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.768516">39° 46' 6.6576" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.158074">86° 9' 29.0664" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.768516+-86.158074+%28%2C+Indianapolis%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Building in Indianapolis, IN, on Sept. 13, 2012.&nbsp;Four invited addresses will be given at the 12<sup>th</sup> annual conference. These include Commercialization and Consolidation of the Swine Industry in China; Factors Affecting Lipid Utilization in Swine; a Washington Update; and The National Research Council Modeling Approach to Estimate Nutrient Requirements. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.swinenutritionconference.com">www.swinenutritionconference.com</a> to register.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-swine-nutrition-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-swine-nutrition-conference#comments Feed Costs 39.768516 -86.158074 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:22:00 +0000 19371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-allen-d-leman-swine-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Register before August 13, 2012 to get the best prices for the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, to be held Sept. 15-18 at the St. Paul River Center in St. Paul, MN. The conference is centered around the theme, “Science-Driven Solutions.” A variety of workshops will address the latest information about sow housing, the challenges associated with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), and many other topics. Learn more at <a href="http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/" title="http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/">http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/</a>, or email <a href="mailto:vetmedce@umn.edu">vetmedce@umn.edu</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">St. Paul River Center</span> <span class="locality">St. Paul</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.953703">44° 57' 13.3308" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.089958">93° 5' 23.8488" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.953703+-93.089958+%28%2C+St.+Paul%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Register before August 13, 2012 to get the best prices for the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, to be held Sept. 15-18 at the St. Paul River Center in St. Paul, MN. The conference is centered around the theme, &ldquo;Science-Driven Solutions.&rdquo; A variety of workshops will address the latest information about sow housing, the challenges associated with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), and many other topics. &nbsp;Learn more at <a href="http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/">http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/</a>, or email <a href="https://message.penton.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=2c934d77fe29432092b6356f000039a6&amp;URL=mailto%3avetmedce%40umn.edu">vetmedce@umn.edu</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-allen-d-leman-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-allen-d-leman-swine-conference#comments Animal Welfare 44.953703 -93.089958 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:33:00 +0000 16931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Minnesota Nutrition Conference Scheduled Sept. 18-19 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-nutrition-conference-scheduled-sept-18-19 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn</span> <span class="locality">Owatonna</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.093018">44° 5' 34.8648" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.237711">93° 14' 15.7596" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.093018+-93.237711+%28%2C+Owatonna%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference is scheduled for September 18-19, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Owatonna, MN.&nbsp; The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is a forum for feed industry professionals to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition, and to learn about current research being conducted at the University of Minnesota.&nbsp; Topics of this year&#39;s conference will focus on the theme, &quot;Feed Efficiency Challenges&quot;.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Danisco is proud to sponsor this year&#39;s Pre-conference Symposium, &quot;Improving Utilization of Feed&quot;.&nbsp; The symposium will provide information on the use of new feeding technologies and concepts including applications and uses of feed enzymes, anti-nutrients, substrates, gut health, and microflora-host interactions.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Alltech is hosting an evening reception again this year.&nbsp; Last year&#39;s reception by Alltech was a huge success and very popular among conference participants.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The conference planning committee is busy working on the program agenda, which will be posted on the conference website soon.&nbsp; Watch for registration to open by&nbsp;June 1, 2012.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mark your calendars now and plan on attending the 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference on September 18 and 19.&nbsp; Please visit the conference website at <a href="http://www.ansci.umn.edu/mnc.html" target="_blank">http://www.ansci.umn.edu/mnc.html</a> for program updates, registration information, and more details to be posted as they become available.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-nutrition-conference-scheduled-sept-18-19#comments Feed Costs 44.093018 -93.237711 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:32:00 +0000 12631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Latinos in Agriculture Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/latinos-agriculture-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Talent availability is one of the challenges facing agriculture today. This event will address how to increase the educational pipeline leading to improving Latino representation in Agriculture.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel</span> <span class="locality">San Antonio</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="29.424122">29° 25' 26.8392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-98.493628">98° 29' 37.0608" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=29.424122+-98.493628+%28%2C+San+Antonio%2C+TX%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Talent availability is one of the challenges facing agriculture today. This event will address how to increase the educational pipeline leading to improving Latino representation in Agriculture.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/latinos-agriculture-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/latinos-agriculture-conference#comments 29.424122 -98.493628 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 17:21:00 +0000 19201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. Animal Health Association Meeting Scheduled Oct. 18-24 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-meeting-scheduled-oct-18-24 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) will be meeting in Greensboro, NC, Oct. 18-24, 2012. Learn more at <a href="http://usaha.org/Meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx" title="http://usaha.org/Meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx">http://usaha.org/Meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx</a>.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sheraton Greensboro Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Greensboro</span>, <span class="region">NC</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.072635">36° 4' 21.486" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.791975">79° 47' 31.11" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.072635+-79.791975+%28%2C+Greensboro%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians returns to Greensboro for some southern hospitality. Joint sessions include an economic overview of animal agriculture by John Lawrence of Iowa State University, an economic study on the impacts of foot-and-mouth disease in the United States, a report on antibiotic use in food animals by Leonard Bull of North Carolina State University, a report on Congress and animal health and welfare by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and details on the facts behind the headlines of the UEP/HSUS Agreement by Gene Gregory, CEO, United Egg Producers. &nbsp;Learn more at <a href="http://usaha.org/Meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx">http://usaha.org/Meetings/2012AnnualMeeting.aspx</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-meeting-scheduled-oct-18-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-meeting-scheduled-oct-18-24#comments 36.072635 -79.791975 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:38:00 +0000 13711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Missouri Swine Institute http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-swine-institute <div class="node-body event-body">The hog industry always faces challenges. However, this year the industry has new opportunities to exercise preemptive control over many of the issues confronting producers. The University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture (CA) Program’s 2012 Swine Institute, Nov. 7, will address many of the controls the industry can execute.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Courtyard by Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The hog industry always faces challenges. However, this year the industry has new opportunities to exercise preemptive control over many of the issues confronting producers. The University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture (CA) Program&rsquo;s 2012 Swine Institute, Nov. 7, will address many of the controls the industry can execute.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> &ldquo;Attendees of the Swine Institute will leave this year&rsquo;s session armed with internal control strategies to combat external pressures,&rdquo; says Rex Ricketts, director of the CA Program.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> &ldquo;Nature cannot be controlled,&rdquo; he says. The drought experienced by most of the Midwest was unexpected and devastating to crop farmers. In turn, the drought affected hog farmers &ndash; primarily by grain shortages and the subsequent high cost of feed. Drought-inflicted feed hardships caused producers to cut back on herd size.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> &ldquo;However, those cutbacks will produce higher prices at market,&rdquo; says CA economist Ron Plain. &ldquo;Also, positive on the market front, pork exports will set a new record.&rdquo; Plain will open the Swine Institute with a discussion on the swine outlook and economic trends.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> The CA swine focus team will give presentations on dealing with drought in feeding and manure management. Other topics include updates on sow stalls and ideas for farm transitions. University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine pathologist Tim Evans will discuss the drought&rsquo;s subsequent health effects on herds.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> Attorney Jean Paul Bradshaw, a partner with Lathrop &amp; Gage, Kansas City, will discuss nuisance insurance. Bradshaw is a highly sought expert on the subject of nuisance law and compliance.&nbsp; He specializes in complex commercial litigation, internal corporate investigations and the establishment of corporate preventative law programs that comply with federal requirements.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> Also featured will be Kansas City attorney Trina Le Riche, who will advise attendees on using screening practices in making hiring decisions to minimize legal liability and decrease the risk of hiring infiltrators and saboteurs. A specialist in the areas of labor and employment law, Le Riche is a partner in the firm of Ogletree Deakins. She is well-known as a national speaker and panel member on a variety of timely employment topics.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> On the swine health front, veterinarian Tim Loula will speak on eliminating Mycoplasma pneumonia from breeding herds and also discuss porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome control strategies with CA veterinarian Beth Young.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> Loula is co-founder and co-owner of the Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN. Loula and the Swine Vet Center work closely with swine producers to improve production and herd health status while maintaining profitability.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> The 2012 Swine Institute will be held on Nov. 7 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO. The program will begin at 10:35 a.m. and adjourn at 7 p.m. Pre-registration fee is $15/person; on-site registrations are $25/person. Fee includes lunch, dinner, break refreshments and materials.</p> <p style="margin-left: auto; "> Further information and registration can be accessed online at&nbsp;<a href="http://agebb.missouri.edu/CommAg/SwineInstitute/" target="_blank">agebb.missouri.edu/CommAg/SwineInstitute</a>&nbsp;or by calling Katrina Turner Spencer at (573) 882-0378.</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-swine-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-swine-institute#comments Feed Costs 38.951705 -92.334072 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:43:00 +0000 21571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 20th Annual Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners http://nationalhogfarmer.com/20th-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 20th Annual Swine Disease Conference is designed to answer daily concerns of swine practitioners. The conference focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, and improvements in diagnostics and risk-based controls useful for on-farm health plan development.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Scheman Building, Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.023350">42° 1' 24.06" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.625622">93° 37' 32.2392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.023350+-93.625622+%28%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 20th Annual Swine Disease Conference is designed to answer daily concerns of swine practitioners. The conference focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, and improvements in diagnostics and risk-based controls useful for on-farm health plan development. Special emphasis will be given to information necessary to formulate management plans for disease control for biosecurity and food safety enhancement. This year the Conference will also take a look at emerging industry issues of sow gestation crates and antimicrobial resistance and availability. &nbsp;The Conference is sponsored by the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Assocaition and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), District 6.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/20th-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/20th-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners#comments Antibiotics 42.023350 -93.625622 Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:54:00 +0000 19141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Illinois Pork Producers Association Fall Roundtable Meetings http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-fall-roundtable-meetings <div class="node-body event-body">The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will host fall roundtable meetings during the month of November in each of the 12 IPPA districts throughout Illinois to provide pork producers with an update on activities at the state and national levels and to gather input from producers on current industry issues. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Illinois</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will host fall roundtable meetings during the month of November in each of the 12 IPPA districts throughout Illinois to provide pork producers with an update on activities at the state and national levels and to gather input from producers on current industry issues. The meetings will be held with an informal, open format seeking grassroots feedback.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;The roundtables are great opportunities for pork producers to get first-hand updates from their staff about how their investment is being spent and what the plans are for the future,&quot; says Jim Kaitschuk, IPPA executive director.&nbsp; &quot;In addition, policy issues certainly impact the daily lives of everyone, including farmers.&nbsp; So we certainly hope that people will take time from their schedules to provide the direction we need to help get through these challenges successfully.&quot;</p> <p> Pork producers will be invited to submit resolutions for state and national issues and programs as part of the IPPA policy development process.&nbsp;IPPA members will debate and determine IPPA direction, as well as elect annual meeting delegates and new IPPA district directors.&nbsp; The meetings also provide a free meal and chance to socialize with fellow pork producers.</p> <p> &ldquo;We urge all those involved in the pork industry to attend these meetings and share your ideas, views and thoughts on current issues of importance to pork producers,&rdquo; said Kaitschuk.</p> <p> RSVP&rsquo;s are requested. Please contact your district IPPA director to RSVP.</p> <p> For a listing of all Fall Roundtable meetings and to download a copy of the IPPA draft resolutions form and learn more about the 2012 Fall Roundtable Meetings visit <a href="http://www.ilpork.com/" target="_blank">www.ilpork.com</a> or contact the IPPA office at (217) 529-3100. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-fall-roundtable-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-producers-association-fall-roundtable-meetings#comments Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:58:00 +0000 22341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/one-health-approach-antimicrobial-use-resistance-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has organized a symposium to present information about antibiotic use and resistance. The symposium is entitled, "A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose."</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Polaris Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Columbus</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.961176">39° 57' 40.2336" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-82.998794">82° 59' 55.6584" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.961176+-82.998794+%28%2C+Columbus%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has organized a symposium to present information about antibiotic use and resistance. The symposium is entitled, &quot;A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use &amp; Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose.&quot; It will be held in Columbus, OH.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/one-health-approach-antimicrobial-use-resistance-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/one-health-approach-antimicrobial-use-resistance-symposium#comments Antibiotics 39.961176 -82.998794 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:15:00 +0000 19441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Prairie Swine Centre's Advancing the Science of Swine Production Seminar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/prairie-swine-centres-advancing-science-swine-production-seminar <div class="node-body event-body">The Prairie Swine Centre's Advancing the Science of Swine Production Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Saskatoon Inn</span> <span class="locality">Saskatoon</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Saskatoon%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Prairie Swine Centre&#39;s Advancing the Science of Swine Production Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium at the Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Contact Lee Whittington for more information, email <a href="mailto:lee.whittington@usask.ca">lee.whittington@usask.ca</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/prairie-swine-centres-advancing-science-swine-production-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/prairie-swine-centres-advancing-science-swine-production-seminar#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:20:00 +0000 20701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com “PE Short Course – Design and Construction of Livestock Manure Systems to Meet MDNR Regulations.” http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pe-short-course-design-and-construction-livestock-manure-systems-meet-mdnr-regulations <div class="node-body event-body">The University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture (CA) program is offering a new three-day seminar for swine producers and design engineers this fall, titled “PE Short Course – Design and Construction of Livestock Manure Systems to Meet MDNR Regulations.” The PE short course runs Nov. 14-16 at the University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center near Columbia.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center </span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:9.0pt"> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture (CA) program is offering a new three-day seminar for swine producers and design engineers this fall, titled &ldquo;PE Short Course &ndash; Design and Construction of Livestock Manure Systems to Meet MDNR Regulations.&rdquo; The PE short course runs Nov. 14-16 at the University of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension Center near Columbia.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:9.0pt"> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The seminar will help producers understand new regulations regarding design and mechanics of manure storage structures. Joe Zulovich, CA swine focus team leader, has developed a short course to incorporate the new confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that became effective April 30, 2012.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 9pt; "> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The PE short course targets design engineers who will be designing and overseeing construction of livestock manure systems in Missouri. The course offers up to 21 PDH credits that can be earned by registered professional engineers. Of the 21 PDH credits, 17 PDH credits are taught by registered professional engineers.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 9pt; "> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The Nov. 14 program opens with a presentation on the evolution of manure management in Missouri by John Hoehne, P.E., University of Missouri agricultural engineer, and an overview of animal manure systems by Zulovich.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 9pt; "> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The Nov. 15 agenda includes sessions covering familiarity with rules and regulations, site selection concerns and initial feasibility analysis of new or expanding operations.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 9pt; "> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">On Nov. 16, the mechanics of sizing manure storage structures will be covered in the morning session. The afternoon session will focus on operational feasibility of proposed designs. The Nov. 16 agenda will cover designing manure storage structures and completing the required application.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 9pt; "> <span style="font-size: 13.5pt; ">The course begins at 9:25 a.m. on Nov. 14 and adjourns at 3:05 p.m. on Nov. 16. Pre-registration is requested by Nov. 5. To pre-register or obtain additional information, contact Sandy Zaring at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:zaringsj@missouri.edu">zaringsj@missouri.edu</a>&nbsp;or (573) 882-2731. The $295 fee includes lunches, break refreshments and course materials. The fee must be paid by check.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pe-short-course-design-and-construction-livestock-manure-systems-meet-mdnr-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pe-short-course-design-and-construction-livestock-manure-systems-meet-mdnr-regulations#comments Manure Management 38.951705 -92.334072 Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:01:00 +0000 21591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2012 Kansas Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-kansas-swine-day <div class="node-body event-body">The Kansas State University (KSU) swine team will discuss practical applications of the latest production research and present breakthroughs in some novel areas. KSU’s Bob Rowland will present “The Role of Host Genetics for Improved Resistance to PRRS.” Gov. Sam Brownback has been invited to speak on “My Vision for Job Creation in Animal Agriculture.” The KSU Swine Team will finish the program with a continuation of swine research designed to help improve the net return of a swine business. The program closes with an ice cream reception.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kansas State University Alumnus Center</span> <span class="locality">Manhattan</span>, <span class="region">KS</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.183608">39° 11' 0.9888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.571669">96° 34' 18.0084" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.183608+-96.571669+%28%2C+Manhattan%2C+KS%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Kansas State University (KSU) swine team will discuss practical applications of the latest production research and present breakthroughs in some novel areas. KSU&rsquo;s Bob Rowland will present &ldquo;The Role of Host Genetics for Improved Resistance to PRRS.&rdquo; Gov. Sam Brownback has been invited to speak on &ldquo;My Vision for Job Creation in&nbsp; Animal Agriculture.&rdquo; The KSU Swine Team will finish the program with a continuation of swine research designed to help improve the net return of a swine business. The program closes with an ice cream reception.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-kansas-swine-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2012-kansas-swine-day#comments 39.183608 -96.571669 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:52:00 +0000 20051 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, Ames, IA. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gateway Hotel &amp; Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.023350">42° 1' 24.06" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.625622">93° 37' 32.2392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.023350+-93.625622+%28%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held at the Gateway Hotel &amp; Conference Center, Ames, IA. Contact Julie Lolli, executive coordinator, at (660)651-0570 or email Julie.nevets@centurytel.net.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-0#comments 42.023350 -93.625622 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:26:00 +0000 20711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com International PRRS Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/international-prrs-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The international PRRS Symposium will be held in conjunction with the National Swine Improvement Federation Annual Meeting, Marriott Hotel Kansas City Downtown, Kansas City, MO.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Marriott Hotel Kansas City Downtown</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.099727">39° 5' 59.0172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-94.578567">94° 34' 42.8412" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.099727+-94.578567+%28%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Nov. 29-30, 2012:</strong>International PRRS Symposium, held in conjunction with the National Swine Improvement Federation Annual Meeting, Marriott Hotel Kansas City Downtown, Kansas City, MO; contact: <a href="http://www.prrssymposium.org/">http://www.prrssymposium.org</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The joint meeting looks at pig genetics and breeding; porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome vaccines of the past, present and future; and the host response to PRRS virus infection. There is also a meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians PRRS Task Force and a general session addressing PRRS virus genetics, immunology, diagnostics and epidemiology. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/international-prrs-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/international-prrs-symposium#comments PRRS 39.099727 -94.578567 Mon, 21 May 2012 21:02:00 +0000 14781 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Pork Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Midwest Pork Conference will feature sessions devoted to improving farrowing rate and litter size, the future of sow housing and nutrient management.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hendricks County Conference Complex</span> <div class="street-address"> 1900 East Main Street </div> <span class="locality">Danville</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <span class="postal-code">46122</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.761594">39° 45' 41.7384" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.488535">86° 29' 18.726" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.761594+-86.488535+%281900+East+Main+Street%2C+Danville%2C+IN%2C+46122%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Midwest Pork Conference will be held on Dec. 4, 2012 at the Hendricks County Conference Complex in Danville, IN. Educational sessions will be devoted to improving farrowing rate and litter size, the future of sow housing and nutrient management topics such as manure pit foam prevention, nitrogen stabilizers and Indiana CFO/CAFO rules. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/midwest-pork-conference/event-summary-906a3f97bbf94938b8b894439dba6b6b.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.midwest-pork-conference/event</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-0#comments 39.761594 -86.488535 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:46:00 +0000 22871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show <div class="node-body event-body">The 2012 Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held Dec. 5, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center, Columbia, MO. The featured speaker will be Dave Dravecky, speaking on the topic "Go Beyond Success...Be Significant." </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Select Executive Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2012 Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held Dec. 5, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center, Columbia, MO. The featured speaker will be Dave Dravecky, speaking on the topic &quot;Go Beyond Success...Be Significant.&quot; &nbsp;Call Stephen D. Patterson, DVM, &nbsp;for more information at (573-473-5991 or email Julie Lolli, Executive Coordinator at <a href="mailto:Julie.nevets@centurytel.net">Julie.nevets@centurytel.net</a>. Visit <a href="http://www.passion4pigs.com/default.html" target="_blank">http://www.passion4pigs.com/default.html</a> for more information.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show#comments Sow Gestation Stalls 38.951705 -92.334072 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:36:00 +0000 18501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-1 <div class="node-body event-body">The Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville, IA. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Hotel &amp; Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Coralville</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.682276">41° 40' 56.1936" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-91.596064">91° 35' 45.8304" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.682276+-91.596064+%28%2C+Coralville%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel &amp; Conference Center, Coralville, IA. Contact Julie Lolli, executive coordinator, at (660) 651-0570 or email Julie.nevets@centurytel.net.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-1#comments 41.682276 -91.596064 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:30:00 +0000 20731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com South Dakota Pork Congress January 9-10, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-january-9-10-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The South Dakota Pork Congress will be held Wednesday and Thursday, January 9-10 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ramkota Exhibit Hall</span> <span class="locality">Sioux Falls</span>, <span class="region">SD</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.549975">43° 32' 59.91" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.700327">96° 42' 1.1772" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.549975+-96.700327+%28%2C+Sioux+Falls%2C+SD%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 44th annual South Dakota Pork Congress is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 9-10, 2013 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD. More than 100 exhibitors will be featured in the tradeshow. Attend annual business meetings and educational seminars. The Master Pork Producers Recognition banquet will be held on Wednesday, and an awards luncheon will take place Thursday. See the full schedule at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sdppc.org/FileLibrary/States/SD/Trade%20Show/2013%2044th%20Annual%20Trade%20Show%20Schedule.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.sdppc.org/FileLibrary/States/SD/Trade%20Show/2013%2044th%20Annual%20Trade%20Show%20Schedule.pdf.&nbsp;</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-january-9-10-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-pork-congress-january-9-10-2013#comments Pork Checkoff 43.549975 -96.700327 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:34:00 +0000 24701 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p> Attend meetings and educational seminars at the upcoming South Dakota Pork Congress.</p> Utah Pork Producers Association Meeting January 11, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/utah-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-11-2013 <div class="node-body event-body">The Utah Pork Producers Association will be meeting on January 11, 2013 in Lehi, UT. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lehi, Utah</span> <span class="locality">Lehi</span>, <span class="region">UT</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.391617">40° 23' 29.8212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-111.850766">111° 51' 2.7576" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.391617+-111.850766+%28%2C+Lehi%2C+UT%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Utah Pork Producers Association will be meeting on January 11, 2013 in Lehi, UT. The meeting will feature Temple Grandin, Colorado State University, and Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board. Visit the Utah Pork Producers Association Web site at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utahporkproducers.org/default.aspx#.UOgk5m9i6So" target="_blank">http://www.utahporkproducers.org/</a>&nbsp;for details, or contact the Utah Pork Producers Association at 4<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">35 752-1208 or by e-mail:&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:utahpork@pcu.net" style="color: rgb(44, 62, 120); font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">utahpork@pcu.net</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/utah-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-11-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/utah-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-11-2013#comments Pork Checkoff 40.391617 -111.850766 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 12:58:00 +0000 24711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Farm Bureau Federation 2013 Convention and Annual Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-farm-bureau-federation-2013-convention-and-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body">The American Farm Bureau Federation's 2013 Convention and Annual Meeting will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Nashville</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.166667">36° 10' 0.0012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.783333">86° 46' 59.9988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.166667+-86.783333+%28%2C+Nashville%2C+TN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The American Farm Bureau Federation&#39;s 2013 Convention and Annual Meeting will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN. The theme of the meeting is, &quot;Many Voices, One Vision.&quot; <a href="http://annualmeeting.fb.org/" target="_blank">Learn more here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-farm-bureau-federation-2013-convention-and-annual-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-farm-bureau-federation-2013-convention-and-annual-meeting#comments 36.166667 -86.783333 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:05:00 +0000 22881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Banff Pork Seminar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar <div class="node-body event-body">Celebrating its 42nd year in 2013, the Banff Pork Seminar's time-tested formula of big-picture thinking and practical "take home" information still has its finger on the pulse of a pork community looking for solutions in an increasingly uncertain world.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Banff Centre</span> <div class="street-address"> 107 Tunnel Mountain Road </div> <span class="locality">Banff</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=107+Tunnel+Mountain+Road%2C+Banff%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Celebrating its 42nd year in 2013, the Banff Pork Seminar&#39;s time-tested formula of big-picture thinking and practical &quot;take home&quot; information still has its finger on the pulse of a pork community looking for solutions in an increasingly uncertain world.</p> <p> The goal is to provide a snapshot of the production, trade, financial and market challenges facing the industry at this point in time. Although these sessions tackle the pork industry from a number of different angles, their common denominator is that they are all grounded in a fundamental concern for the profitability of the pork industry. The sessions are set up so that attendees can select the options most relevant to them.</p> <p> When it comes to networking, most would probably agree that the biggest &quot;bang for your buck&quot; comes from attending events where key industry players are in the same place at the same time. And with several hundred industry participants from all around the globe attending every year, industry leaders from all sectors supplying the pork industry will be at the Banff Pork Seminar.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:12:00 +0000 22891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Minnesota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress <div class="node-body event-body">The Minnesota Pork Congress is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 16-17, 2013.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Minneapolis Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.983334">44° 59' 0.0024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.266670">93° 16' 0.012" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.983334+-93.266670+%28%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Minnesota Pork Congress will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center Jan. 16-17, 2013.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress#comments 44.983334 -93.266670 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:24:00 +0000 22901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kentucky Pork Producers Association Meeting January 18-19, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kentucky-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-18-19-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Kentucky Pork Producers Association will be meeting Jan. 18-19, 2013 at the at the Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Bowling Green</span>, <span class="region">KY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.990320">36° 59' 25.152" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.443602">86° 26' 36.9672" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.990320+-86.443602+%28%2C+Bowling+Green%2C+KY%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Kentucky Pork Producers Association will be meeting Jan. 18-19, 2013 at the at the Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. Nutrient Management and Sow Housing topics are on the program. Download a PDF of the meeting brochure at <a href="http://kypork.org/default.aspx#.UOrnFm9i6So" target="_blank">http://kypork.org</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kentucky-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-18-19-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kentucky-pork-producers-association-meeting-january-18-19-2013#comments Pork Checkoff 36.990320 -86.443602 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:33:00 +0000 24721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Tennessee Pork Producers Association Meeting and Trade Show January 22-23 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/tennessee-pork-producers-association-meeting-and-trade-show-january-22-23 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Tennessee pork producers are encouraged to attend the Tennessee Pork Producers Association annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro, TN. As part of the activities, the Tennnessee Junior Market Hog Show will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Tennessee Livestock Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The pork industry trade show will also take place at the same time.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree Hotel and Middle Tennessee State University</span> <span class="locality">Murfreesboro</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.845621">35° 50' 44.2356" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.390270">86° 23' 24.972" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.845621+-86.390270+%28%2C+Murfreesboro%2C+TN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Tennessee pork producers are encouraged to attend the Tennessee Pork Producers Association annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. At 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 22, Lou Nave, Executive Director of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) will update the group on current FACCT activities at the state level. Annual meeting attendees will then have a chance to vote on plans for the upcoming year and will review Pork Checkoff activities and programs.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Taste of Elegance Chef&#39;s Compeition will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22.&nbsp;Also as part of the activities, the Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Tennessee Livestock Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. The pork industry trade show will take place at the same time, with activities commencing at 8:00 a.m. (CST).&nbsp;</p> <p> Contact the Tennessee Pork Producers Association office for more information at (615) 724-6533.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/tennessee-pork-producers-association-meeting-and-trade-show-january-22-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/tennessee-pork-producers-association-meeting-and-trade-show-january-22-23#comments Pork Checkoff 35.845621 -86.390270 Sat, 05 Jan 2013 14:32:00 +0000 24731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Congress will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA, Jan. 23-24, 2013.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa Events Center</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.600545">41° 36' 1.962" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.609106">93° 36' 32.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.600545+-93.609106+%28%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Iowa Pork Congress will be held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA, Jan. 23-24, 2013. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/" target="_blank">http://www.iowaporkcongress.org/</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress#comments 41.600545 -93.609106 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:29:00 +0000 22911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference January 24, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/growing-michigan-agriculture-conference-january-24-2013 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference will be held at the Lansing Center, Lansing, MI, Jan. 24, 2013.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lansing Center</span> <span class="locality">Lansing</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.732535">42° 43' 57.126" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.555535">84° 33' 19.926" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.732535+-84.555535+%28%2C+Lansing%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference will be held at the Lansing Center, Lansing, MI, Jan. 24, 2013. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=GMAC2013" target="_blank">http://events</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/growing-michigan-agriculture-conference-january-24-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/growing-michigan-agriculture-conference-january-24-2013#comments 42.732535 -84.555535 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:08:00 +0000 24861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Swine Profitability Conference February 5, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference-february-5-2013 <div class="node-body event-body">The Kansas State University (KSU) Swine Profitability Conference will be held at the K-State Union on Feb. 5, 2013. Learn more at <a href="http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=1270" title="http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=1270">http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=1270</a>. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">K-State Union, Kansas State University</span> <span class="locality">Manhattan</span>, <span class="region">KS</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.183608">39° 11' 0.9888" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.571669">96° 34' 18.0084" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.183608+-96.571669+%28%2C+Manhattan%2C+KS%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Kansas State University (KSU) Swine Profitability Conference will be held at the K-State Union on Feb. 5, 2013. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=1270">http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=1270</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference-february-5-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference-february-5-2013#comments 39.183608 -96.571669 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:27:00 +0000 24741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com "Farming into the Next Generation" Conference Feb. 12-13 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-next-generation-conference-feb-12-13 <div class="node-body event-body">This two-day workshop is intended for farmers who are working together with other family members and for those who want to add more family members to the business. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Purdue Universiy</span> <span class="locality">West Lafayette</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.425869">40° 25' 33.1284" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.908066">86° 54' 29.0376" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.425869+-86.908066+%28%2C+West+Lafayette%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Purdue University <a href="https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/index.html" target="_blank">Center for Commercial Agriculture</a> will offer &quot;Farming into the Next Generation&quot; Feb. 12-13.</p> <p> &quot;Running a family farming business together can be a challenging process for both the younger and older generations,&quot; says Bret Gloy, director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture. &quot;This workshop will help families build stronger management teams and family relationships, and help them identify techniques and planning processes that can resolve conflict and position the farm business for success for another generation.&quot;</p> <p> Program instructors are Bernie Erven, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Ohio State University, and Bob Milligan, senior consultant at Dairy Strategies LLC and professor emeritus at Cornell University.&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Our instructors are the two leading experts in the country on this topic and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the workshop,&quot; Gloy said. &quot;Participants will leave better prepared to successfully farm into the next generation.&quot;</p> <p> The dynamics in a family business are different than those at a corporation because co-workers are also family members, a situation that can strain relationships. The workshop will help attendees improve their communication and conflict-resolution skills.</p> <p> The workshop will be divided into four sections: the family business, relationship challenges in family businesses, farm family case studies and summary messages.</p> <p> Participants who register before Jan. 1 get the discounted rate of $1,000. After that deadline, the fee is $1,150.&nbsp;</p> <p> Register online at <a href="https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/progevents/farmingnextgen.html" target="_blank">https://www.agecon.purdue.edu/commercialag/progevents/farmingnextgen.html</a></p> <p> For more information, contact Aissa Good, senior project manager at the center, at <a href="mailto:aissa@purdue.edu">aissa@purdue.edu</a> or 765-496-3884.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-next-generation-conference-feb-12-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-next-generation-conference-feb-12-13#comments 40.425869 -86.908066 Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:47:00 +0000 23311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Missouri Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The Missouri Pork Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO, Feb. 13-14, 2013. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Executive Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Missouri Pork Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO, Feb. 13-14. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mopork.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mopork.com/</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo#comments 38.951705 -92.334072 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:41:00 +0000 22931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Michigan Pork Producers Symposium February 21 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-michigan-pork-producers-symposium-february-21 <div class="node-body event-body">The 2013 Michigan Pork Producers Symposium will focus on educating producers about good management practices through presentations surrounding this year’s theme, “Doing the Right Thing.” During the noon luncheon award program a very current update on global and national issues relative to pork production will be provided. The conference will be held February 21, 2013 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lansing Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 333 E. Michigan Avenue </div> <span class="locality">Lansing</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.734142">42° 44' 2.9112" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-84.547984">84° 32' 52.7424" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.734142+-84.547984+%28333+E.+Michigan+Avenue%2C+Lansing%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The 2013 Michigan Pork Producers Symposium will focus on educating producers about good management practices through presentations surrounding this year&rsquo;s theme, &ldquo;Doing the Right Thing.&rdquo; During the noon luncheon award program a very current update on global and national issues relative to pork production will be provided. The conference will be held February 21, 2013 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-michigan-pork-producers-symposium-february-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-michigan-pork-producers-symposium-february-21#comments 42.734142 -84.547984 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:24:00 +0000 24871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Annual Meat Conference February 24-26, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meat-conference-february-24-26-2013 <div class="node-body event-body">The Annual Meat Conference (AMC) will be held Feb. 24-26, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Nashville</span>, <span class="region">TN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.166667">36° 10' 0.0012" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.783333">86° 46' 59.9988" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.166667+-86.783333+%28%2C+Nashville%2C+TN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The general sessions have been announced for the Annual Meat Conference (AMC), to be held February 24-26, 2013, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Attendees will become better prepared to tackle the most pertinent issues facing the meat industry today through these sessions that focus on hot topics, including maximizing current consumer trends to increase sales and understanding the global market to remain competitive into the future.</p> <p> Pat and Gina Neely, restaurateurs and co-hosts of two popular Food Network television programs, <em>Down Home with the Neelys</em> and <em>Road Tasted with the Neelys</em>, will share their Recipe for Success in the opening general session. From their latest success, New York City&rsquo;s Neelys Barbeque Parlor, to the original Neelys Bar-B-Que locations in Memphis, cookbooks, merchandise and endorsement relationships with companies like Kraft and Sam&rsquo;s Club, the Neelys know how to build a business from the bottom up and will share their secrets on how they grew an empire, turning their family restaurant into one of the most successful food brands in the South.</p> <p> Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, will follow the opening session with a presentation on <em>Making Safe, Affordable, and Abundant Food a Global Reality</em>. With demand for food rapidly increasing, highly efficient food production is vital in ending world hunger, lowering food costs, protecting consumer rights, and safeguarding our natural resources.</p> <p> The last general session on the first day of the conference will be a presentation by Harvey Hartman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Hartman Group on <em>Unwrapping Food Culture</em>. With both the world of food and food culture being quite complex and constantly changing, Mr. Hartman will demonstrate how food culture is changing and how today&rsquo;s consumers are redefining the rules for customer engagement. Meanwhile, Mr. Hartman will provide insights into the changing eating patterns of American consumers and their effect on meat marketers and retailers.</p> <p> The second day of sessions will begin with <em>The Economy and the Impact on Your Business</em>, as three experts share their insight on economic trends. Paul Aho, Ph.D., President, Poultry Perspective, Randy Blach, CEO, Cattle Fox, and Steve Meyer, Ph.D., President, Paragon Economics, Inc., will all present and share their expertise on consumer spending trends, unemployment rates, and industrial capacity, while explaining how all of these economic factors will impact the livestock, poultry, and meat retail industries.</p> <p> Following this economic presentation, Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor of National Public Radio, will discuss the results of the congressional and presidential elections and their expected impact on national issues, as well as the potential implications for business and the marketplace, during the <em>Politics and Current Affairs of 2013</em> session.</p> <p> The final general session, <em>The Power of Meat: An In-Depth Look at Meat through the Shoppers&rsquo; Eyes</em>, will be presented by Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC. Her presentation will allow attendees to gain a clear understanding of what drives consumer purchasing decisions in the current economic environment, including trends in protein types, amounts, brands, nutrition, packaging, promotional tactics and purchasing channels. The top findings of the extensive consumer research will be shared, along with insights by guest panelists on implications for the meat and poultry industry.</p> <p> Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the conference attracts 800 members of the retail food and meat industries each year. It is considered the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry marketing innovations, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends.</p> <p> Associate sponsors include the American Lamb Board, Beef Checkoff, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board and National Turkey Federation.</p> <p> To exhibit or to register for AMC, go to <a href="http://www.MeatConference.com" target="_blank">www.MeatConference.com</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meat-conference-february-24-26-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/annual-meat-conference-february-24-26-2013#comments 36.166667 -86.783333 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:52:00 +0000 24901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Nebraska Pork Industry Day 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-industry-day-2013 <div class="node-body event-body">Nebraska Pork Industry Days 2013 will feature both Transportation Quality Assurance Training and Pork Quality Assurance Training on Feb. 25, and a number of educational sessions on Feb. 26.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Nielsen Community Center</span> <span class="locality">West Point</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.841666">41° 50' 29.9976" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.708643">96° 42' 31.1148" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.841666+-96.708643+%28%2C+West+Point%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Nebraska Pork Industry Days 2013 will feature both Transportation Quality Assurance Training and Pork Quality Assurance Training on Feb. 25, and a number of educational sessions on Feb. 26.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Speakers include:</p> <p> Daniel Ciobanu, Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Genetics of Susceptibility to Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVAD).</p> <p> Patrick Webb, Director Swine Health Programs, National Pork Board - Proposed Rules, PIN Tags &amp; Swine ID Plan.</p> <p> Jeffrey Vallet, Physiologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, New Tools Predict Piglet&#39;s Nursing Ability.</p> <p> Adrian Smith, 3rd District Congressman, - Legislative Update.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-industry-day-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nebraska-pork-industry-day-2013#comments Pork Checkoff 41.841666 -96.708643 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:48:00 +0000 26381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Regional Conferences http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Producers Association, in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, are sponsoring the Iowa Pork Regional Conferences in late February.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa</span> <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Iowa Pork Producers Association, in association with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, are sponsoring the Iowa Pork Regional Conferences in late February.</p> <p> The sessions, which all run from 1-4:30 p.m., include:</p> <ul> <li> Feb. 25 at the Carroll County Extension Office in Carroll;</li> <li> Feb. 26 at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon;</li> <li> Feb. 27 at The Borlaug Learning Center in Nashua; and</li> <li> Feb. 28 at the Johnson County Extension Office in Iowa City.</li> </ul> <p> Phil Gauger, ISU&rsquo;s College of Veterinary Medicine, will address practical swine diagnostic applications and oral fluid testing to address disease challenges currently affecting pork production systems.</p> <p> Lee Schulz, livestock economist at ISU, will provide the 2013 livestock and grain economic outlook to analyze profit opportunities for pork producers and share risk management resources that are available through ISU.</p> <p> ISU Extension swine specialists will also cover:</p> <ul> <li> Rationing corn for pigs &ndash; evaluating replacing corn with distiller&rsquo;s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) or other low-energy feed to stretch corn inventories.</li> <li> The pros and cons of selling lighter weight pigs taking into account the packer grid, seasonal price direction, sorting skill and margin over feed cost.</li> <li> Tips on feed management and technology to reduce feed costs including particle size, pelleting, feeder management and feeder design.</li> <li> Diet relation to manure composition, focusing on how fertilizer value from manure continues to add significant value to Midwest pork production.</li> <li> Pork Quality Assurance Plus training sessions will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to each regional conference.</li> </ul> <p> Conference pre-registration is free or $5 at the door. To pre-register or for more information, call the Iowa Pork Producers Association at (515) 225-7675 or (800) 372-7675 or e-mail <a href="mailto:schristensen@iowapork.org">schristensen@iowapork.org</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-regional-conferences-0#comments Feed Costs Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:42:00 +0000 26431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-association-swine-veterinarians-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body">The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA March 2-5, 2013. For more information call 515-465-5255, fax 515-465-3832, or email <a href="mailto:aasv@aasv.org">aasv@aasv.org</a>.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Manchester Grand Hyatt</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.715329">32° 42' 55.1844" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.157255">117° 9' 26.118" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.715329+-117.157255+%28%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA March 2-5, 2013. For more information call 515-465-5255, fax 515-465-3832, or email <a href="mailto:aasv@aasv.org">aasv@aasv.org</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-association-swine-veterinarians-annual-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-association-swine-veterinarians-annual-meeting#comments 32.715329 -117.157255 Mon, 21 May 2012 21:45:00 +0000 14811 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Midwest Section Meeting - American Society of Animal Science http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-midwest-section-meeting-american-society-animal-science <div class="node-body event-body">The Midwest Section meeting of the American Society of Animal Science will be held March 11-13 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.600545">41° 36' 1.962" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.609106">93° 36' 32.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.600545+-93.609106+%28%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Midwest Section meeting of the American Society of Animal Science will be held March 11-13 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA. Learn more and view a meeting program<a href="http://www.asas.org/docs/midwest/midwest_program_web2-1-13.pdf?sfvrsn=0" target="_blank"> here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-midwest-section-meeting-american-society-animal-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-midwest-section-meeting-american-society-animal-science#comments 41.600545 -93.609106 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:14:00 +0000 26391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder's Summit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-animal-agriculture-alliance-stakeholders-summit <div class="node-body event-body">The 2013 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder's Summit will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, Arlington, VA, May 1-2. The Conference theme is, "Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food & Consumer Confidence.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Arlington</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.879970">38° 52' 47.892" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.106770">77° 6' 24.372" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.879970+-77.106770+%28%2C+Arlington%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2013 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder&#39;s Summit will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, Arlington, VA, May 1-2. The conference theme is, &quot;Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food &amp; Consumer Confidence. Register online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.animalagalliance.org/register/register.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.animalagalliance.org/register/register.cfm</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-animal-agriculture-alliance-stakeholders-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-animal-agriculture-alliance-stakeholders-summit#comments 38.879970 -77.106770 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:38:00 +0000 26941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 17th Distillers Grains Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/17th-distillers-grains-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The 17th Distillers Grains Symposium will be held May 15-16, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Minneapolis, MN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree by Hilton</span> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.983334">44° 59' 0.0024" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.266670">93° 16' 0.012" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.983334+-93.266670+%28%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 17th Distillers Grains Symposium will be held May 15-16, 2013 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Minneapolis, MN. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.distillersgrains.org/symposium/" target="_blank">http://www.distillersgrains.org/symposium/</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/17th-distillers-grains-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/17th-distillers-grains-symposium#comments 44.983334 -93.266670 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:46:00 +0000 24891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Alltech's 29th Annual International Symposium May 19-22, 2013 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltechs-29th-annual-international-symposium-may-19-22-2013 <div class="node-body event-body">Alltech’s 29th Annual International Symposium will focus on the 2020 imperative, which will require the food and feed industries to rise to the challenge of feeding 6.7 billion hungry people.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lexington, Kentucky</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Alltech&rsquo;s 29<sup>th</sup> Annual International Symposium will focus on the 2020 imperative, which will require the food and feed industries to rise to the challenge of feeding 6.7 billion hungry people.&nbsp;To stay up to date on all Alltech International Symposium news, visit <a href="http://www.alltech.com/symposium" target="_blank">www.alltech.com/symposium</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltechs-29th-annual-international-symposium-may-19-22-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/alltechs-29th-annual-international-symposium-may-19-22-2013#comments Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:33:00 +0000 24881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U of M Extension Ag Lender Update Sessions May 22, 29 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/u-m-extension-ag-lender-update-sessions-may-22-29 <div class="node-body event-body">University of Minnesota Extension will be holding Ag Lender conferences in Kasson on May 22 and in Moorhead on May 29 to address concerns about farm profitability during times of high market volatility.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kasson, Moorhead</span> <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> University of Minnesota Extension will be holding Ag Lender conferences in Kasson on May 22 and in Moorhead on May 29 to address concerns about farm profitability during times of high market volatility.<br /> <br /> Topics included at both sessions are planning for profit and why a written plan is such a valuable tool. Both sessions will also address producer concerns regarding defending their land base,<br /> ideas for negotiating land rent contracts, and tips for success.<br /> <br /> Those attending the Kasson conference will learn about current pork production issues, including fair farm labor compensation. The value of using options on grain futures contracts will also be addressed in Kasson.<br /> <br /> Ag lenders attending the Moorhead conference on May 29 will not only receive the marketing update and land rent negotiation information, but they will learn about the economics of adding tile drainage on rented land, and also hear about some ideas for farm transition, such as machinery sharing and transfer.<br /> <br /> For additional information on either conference and to receive a registration form, contact Bill Craig,<br /> Extension educator, at (218) 281-8692 or email <a href="mailto:craig030@umn.edu">craig030@umn.edu</a>.<br /> ------</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/u-m-extension-ag-lender-update-sessions-may-22-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/u-m-extension-ag-lender-update-sessions-may-22-29#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 18:58:00 +0000 30462 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-world-pork-expo <div class="node-body event-body">The 2013 World Pork Expo will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA, June 5-7.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.600545">41° 36' 1.962" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.609106">93° 36' 32.7816" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.600545+-93.609106+%28%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2013 World Pork Expo will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA, June 5-7. Learn more at <a href="https://www.worldpork.org/" target="_blank">https://www.worldpork.org/</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-world-pork-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-world-pork-expo#comments World Pork Expo 41.600545 -93.609106 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:38:00 +0000 26411 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa State University Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-university-swine-day <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa State University Swine Day will be held June 27 in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State University Campus, Ames, IA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Scheman Building, Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="42.023350">42° 1' 24.06" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.625622">93° 37' 32.2392" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=42.023350+-93.625622+%28%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Iowa State University Swine Day will be held June 27 in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State University Campus, Ames, IA. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/" target="_blank">http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-university-swine-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-university-swine-day#comments Animal Welfare 42.023350 -93.625622 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:51:00 +0000 26421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Joint American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-joint-american-society-animal-science-and-american-dairy-science-association-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The American Society of Animal Science will be holding a joint meeting with the American Dairy Science Association July 8-12, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Indianapolis</span> <span class="locality">Indianapolis</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.768583">39° 46' 6.8988" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-86.157956">86° 9' 28.6416" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.768583+-86.157956+%28%2C+Indianapolis%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The American Society of Animal Science will be holding a joint meeting with the American Dairy Science Association July 8-12, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN.View the conference program and register at<a href="http://jtmtg.org/2013/" target="_blank">&nbsp;http://jtmtg.org/2013/</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-joint-american-society-animal-science-and-american-dairy-science-association-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-joint-american-society-animal-science-and-american-dairy-science-association-meeting#comments 39.768583 -86.157956 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:20:00 +0000 26401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AVMA Convention http://nationalhogfarmer.com/avma-convention <div class="node-body event-body">From education to entertainment, events to exhibits, you'll be informed, inspired, and in-touch with the brightest minds in the profession. The 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention will be held in Chicago,IL, July 19-23 at McCORMICK PLACE®.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">McCormick Place</span> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.878114">41° 52' 41.2104" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.629798">87° 37' 47.2728" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.878114+-87.629798+%28%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(61, 68, 75); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <font color="#3d444b" face="Verdana" size="2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">From&nbsp;education to entertainment, events to exhibits, you&#39;ll be informed, inspired, and in-touch with the brightest minds in the profession. The AVMA Annual Convention in the Second City is your<font size="2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</font>first-choice veterinary convention.</font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(61, 68, 75); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <font color="#3d444b" face="Verdana" size="2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">The 2013 AVMA Annual Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois July 19-23 at McCORMICK PLACE<sup style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&reg;</sup>. Learn more details about the convention at&nbsp;</font><a href="http://www.avmaconvention.org/avma13/public/enter.aspx" style="font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">http://www.avmaconvention.org/avma13/public/enter.aspx</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/avma-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/avma-convention#comments 41.878114 -87.629798 Mon, 13 May 2013 19:19:00 +0000 30502 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pig Adventure Grand Opening http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pig-adventure-grand-opening <div class="node-body event-body">Fair Oaks Farms will hold a grand opening for the highly anticipated Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms on Aug. 5, 2013.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fair Oaks Farms</span> <span class="locality">Fair Oaks</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.075036">41° 4' 30.1296" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.257528">87° 15' 27.1008" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.075036+-87.257528+%28%2C+Fair+Oaks%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms consists of 120,000 sq. ft. for pig production and 22,000 sq. ft. for &quot;edutainment.&quot; The farm holds up to 2,750 sows and will produce 80,000 pigs annually. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening with fun activities planned for the day. The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information about this event and about Fair Oaks Farms go to <a href="http://www.fofarms.com">www.fofarms.com</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pig-adventure-grand-opening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pig-adventure-grand-opening#comments 41.075036 -87.257528 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:11:00 +0000 35822 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-strategy-forum-animal-disease-traceability <div class="node-body event-body">The Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability is jointly sponsored by the National Institute for Animal Health and the U.S. Animal Health Association. The forum identifies areas among states and industry where consistency and harmonization must be achieved looking at different species as well as implcations for livestock markets.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Denver Renaissance Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Denver</span>, <span class="region">CO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.737567">39° 44' 15.2412" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-104.984718">104° 59' 4.9848" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.737567+-104.984718+%28%2C+Denver%2C+CO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability is jointly sponosred by the National Institute for Animal Health and the U.S. Animal Health Association. The forum identifies areas among states and industry where consistency and harmonization must be achieved looking at different species as well as implications for livestock markets. The program is being held Aug. 6-7, 2013 at the Renaissance Denver Hotel in Denver, CO. Learn more by logging onto <a href="http://www.animalagriculture.org/2013-joint-strategy-forum-on-adt/index.html">http://www.animalagriculture.org/2013-joint-strategy-forum-on-adt/index.html</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-strategy-forum-animal-disease-traceability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-strategy-forum-animal-disease-traceability#comments 39.737567 -104.984718 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:31:00 +0000 35162 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manure Science Review http://nationalhogfarmer.com/manure-science-review-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hord Livestock Farms</span> <span class="locality">Marion</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.588670">40° 35' 19.212" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.128524">83° 7' 42.6864" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.588670+-83.128524+%28%2C+Marion%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Manure Science Review at Hord Livestock Farms in Bucyrus, OH, features a series of manure management sessions and field demonstrations. The full-day program will be held nearest to&nbsp;1961 State Route 294 in Marion, OH. Included are talks on nutrient management, nutrient variation in stored manure, growing the application window, nitrogen potential assessment test and livestock stewardship. Field demonstrations cover mortality composting, cover crops for Ohio&#39;s soils, optical nitrogen detection, solid manure spreader calibration and a host of applicator demonstrations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/manure-science-review-0#comments 40.588670 -83.128524 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:45:00 +0000 35842 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North American Manure Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-0 <div class="node-body event-body">North American Manure Expo on Aug. 20-21, 2013 carries the theme of Professionalism in Nutrient Management. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Guelph, Arkell Station</span> <span class="locality">Guelph</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Guelph%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> North American Manure Expo on Aug. 20-21, 2013 carries the theme of Professionalism in Nutrient Management. The program, held at the University of Guelph, Arkell Reseqrch Station, will focus on &quot;Precision Manure Application.&quot; Expo will include commercial field demonstrations plus educational sessions and commercial vendor displays. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Kauk at <a href="mailto:skauk@annexweb.com">skauk@annexweb.com</a>, (519) 429-5189 or (888) 599-2228, extension 242. More information is available on the Web site at http://<a href="http://manureexpo2013.com">manureexpo2013.com</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-0#comments Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:37:00 +0000 34402 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carthage Veterinary Service Annual Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This conference is known for providing quick fire sessions with cutting edge information that you can implement the day after the conference.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Western Illinois University</span> <span class="locality">Macomb</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Macomb%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The conference features focused breakout sessions on breed-to-wean, wean-to-market, CEO/management and ventilation. This year&#39;s theme of sustainability will offer moer than 30 speakers to present information about the social, environmental and economic issues that shape our business. Talks cover ventilation, disease, markets and maangement of production, people and processes. The conference will be held Aug. 27, 2013 on the scenic campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. More information and registration is available at <a href="http://www.hogvet.com/conference">http://www.hogvet.com/conference</a> or call the main office at (217) 357-2811.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-annual-swine-conference-0#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:06:00 +0000 35042 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Safe Pork 2013 Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/safe-pork-2013-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Join us Sept. 9-12, 2013 in Portland, Maine to hear the global perspectives from renowned speakers in the field of food safety in pigs and pork.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Doubletree by Hilton Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Portland</span>, <span class="region">ME</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.661471">43° 39' 41.2956" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-70.255326">70° 15' 19.1736" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.661471+-70.255326+%28%2C+Portland%2C+ME%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Safe Pork 2013 Conference in Portland, Maine featuers global perspectives from renowned speakers in the field of food safety in pigs and pork. Plan to attend the 10th International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens and Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs and Pork. Guest speakers include Marisa Ribeiro Cardosa Itapema of Brazil, H. Morgan Scott of the United States and Jordi Serratosa of Spain. Register online and find more information at <a href="http://www.safepork2013.com">www.safepork2013.com</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/safe-pork-2013-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/safe-pork-2013-conference#comments 43.661471 -70.255326 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:35:00 +0000 36382 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-2 <div class="node-body event-body">The Passion for Pigs seminar and trade show will be held on Sept. 10, 2013 at the Terrace View Event Center, Sioux Center, IA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Terrace View Event Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 230 St. Andrews Way </div> <span class="locality">Sioux Center</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <span class="postal-code">51250</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.047706">43° 2' 51.7416" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-96.173640">96° 10' 25.104" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=43.047706+-96.173640+%28230+St.+Andrews+Way%2C+Sioux+Center%2C+IA%2C+51250%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Passion for Pigs seminar and trade show will be held on Sept. 10, 2013 at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center, IA, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $40 per person, or $30 per person with groups of three or more.&nbsp;</p> <p> Guest speakers include Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, and Dennis DiPietre, economist. Motivational speaker Kent Stock will offer a presentation entitled, How Do You Want to be Remembered?&quot; A full agenda of educational speakers will be announced soon.&nbsp;</p> <p> For more information and to RSVP by Aug. 19, call Julie Lolli at 660-651-0570, or email julie.nevets@centurytel.net.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-2#comments 43.047706 -96.173640 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:41:00 +0000 35482 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Allen D. Leman Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/allen-d-leman-swine-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Plan to attend this year's premier swine health and production conference that features science-driven solutions, cutting-edge information, critical issues and exciting ideas.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">River Centre</span> <span class="locality">St. Paul</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+St.+Paul%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Plan to attend this year&#39;s premier swine health and production conference at the Saint Paul River Centre in St. Paul, MN. The conference features science-driven solutions, cutting-edge information, critical issues and exciting ideas. Included are pre-conference workshops on sow housing, pork safety, marketing, regional disease control and hedging and statistics. Main conference sessions&nbsp;include four tracks of in-depth information from top industry, practice and applied research speakers. Learn more at <a href="http://www.lemanswine" title="www.lemanswine">www.lemanswine</a> conference.org.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/allen-d-leman-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/allen-d-leman-swine-conference#comments Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 34442 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 74th Minnesota Nutrition Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/74th-minnesota-nutrition-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The 74th Minnesota Nutrition Conference will be held September 17-18, 2013 at the Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mystic Lake Casino &amp; Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Prior Lake</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="44.713297">44° 42' 47.8692" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-93.422727">93° 25' 21.8172" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=44.713297+-93.422727+%28%2C+Prior+Lake%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 74th Minnesota Nutrition Conference will be held September 17-18, 2013 at the Mystic Lake Casino &amp; Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.</p> <p> The&nbsp;<strong>Minnesota Nutrition Conference</strong>&nbsp;is the upper Midwest&rsquo;s premier educational event and a forum where livestock industry professionals and nutrition consultants&nbsp;can update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. Nationally recognized speakers present the latest research-based concepts in livestock feeding at this conference.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/74th-minnesota-nutrition-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/74th-minnesota-nutrition-conference#comments 44.713297 -93.422727 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:11:00 +0000 28211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com The Food Dialogues http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-dialogues <div class="node-body event-body">Missouri Farmers Care announced it is partnering with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance to discuss the most pressing issues concerning food. The conference will be held Sept. 19, 2013 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Missouri</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.951705">38° 57' 6.138" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-92.334072">92° 20' 2.6592" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.951705+-92.334072+%28%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Missouri Farmers Care announced it is partnering with U.S. Farmers &amp; Ranchers Alliance to discuss the most pressing issues concerning food. The conference will be held Sept. 19, 2013 at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-dialogues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-dialogues#comments 38.951705 -92.334072 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:19:00 +0000 35862 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sow Lameness, Longevity and Temperament Workshops http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sow-lameness-longevity-and-temperament-workshops <div class="node-body event-body">The Prairie Swine Centre and Swine Innovation Porc will host a Sow Lameness, Longevity and Temperament Workshop at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, Ontario.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Arden Park Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Stratford</span>, <span class="region">ON</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Stratford%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Prairie Swine Centre and Swine Innovation Porc will host a Sow Lameness, Longevity and Temperament Workshop at the Arden Hotel in Stratford, Ontario. The workshop will also be held in Quebec on Oct. 9 and in Manitoba on Oct. 23. The workshop is dedicated to those involved in the breeding and selection of sows for the future.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sow-lameness-longevity-and-temperament-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/sow-lameness-longevity-and-temperament-workshops#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:09:00 +0000 39662 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 Canadian National Farm Animal Care Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-canadian-national-farm-animal-care-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The 2013 Canadian National Farm Animal Care Conference: "Achievements and Future Directions" will be held Oct. 9-10 in Ottawa. A dynamic lineup of top speakers will tackle big issues in farm animal care. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport</span> <div class="street-address"> 2400 Alert Road </div> <span class="locality">Ottawa</span>, <span class="region">ON</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=2400+Alert+Road%2C+Ottawa%2C+ON%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The 2013 Canadian National Farm Animal Care Conference: &quot;Achievements and Future Directions&quot; will be held Oct. 9-10 in Ottawa. A dynamic lineup of top speakers will tackle big issues in farm animal care, along with updates and discussion on key intiatives such as Codes of Practice and the Animal Care Assessment Model. The conference is hosted by the National Farm Animal Care Council.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nfacc.ca/conferences" target="_blank">http://www.nfacc.ca/conferences</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-canadian-national-farm-animal-care-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-canadian-national-farm-animal-care-conference#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:34:00 +0000 33142 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Center for Food Integrity 2013 Summit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/center-food-integrity-2013-summit <div class="node-body event-body">During the Center for Food Integrity's 2013 Food Integrity Summit, staff will unveil its 2013 consumer trust research and a groundbreaking new approach to engaging consumers.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hyatt Regency</span> <span class="locality">Rosemont</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="41.989100">41° 59' 20.76" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-87.871474">87° 52' 17.3064" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=41.989100+-87.871474+%28%2C+Rosemont%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Center for Food Integrity&#39;s 2013 Food Integrity Summit features its 2013 consumer trust research and a groundbreaking new approach to engaging consumers. Hear what motivates consumers to trust the food industry, which messages resonate, which messengers are most credible and which communications channels are most effective. Experts will also address food insecurity, breaking through consumer skepticism, instilling trust in new technologies, building trust online and implementing radical transparency in today&#39;s food system. The conference is Oct. 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont, IL. Register and view a full agenda at <a href="http://www.foodintegrity.org/events">www.foodintegrity.org/events</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/center-food-integrity-2013-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/center-food-integrity-2013-summit#comments 41.989100 -87.871474 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:42:00 +0000 36862 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Animal Care and Handling Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-and-handling-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat companies.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Crown Center</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="39.099727">39° 5' 59.0172" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-94.578567">94° 34' 42.8412" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=39.099727+-94.578567+%28%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat companies. Sponsored by the American Meat Industry Foundation, the annual conference is slated for Oct. 16-17, 2013 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-and-handling-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-and-handling-conference#comments 39.099727 -94.578567 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:18:00 +0000 38022 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. Animal Health Association Annual Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body">The U.S. Animal Health Association and American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians are holding a joint annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 17-23, 2013 in San Diego, CA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Town &amp; Country Hotel</span> <span class="locality">San Diego</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="32.715329">32° 42' 55.1844" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-117.157255">117° 9' 26.118" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=32.715329+-117.157255+%28%2C+San+Diego%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The U.S. Animal Health Association and American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians are holding a joint annual meeting scheduled for Oct. 17-23, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Their joint plenary session on Oct. 21 will feature &quot;Vaccines: 100 Years of Virus Serum Toxin Act and Beyond,&quot; providing a historical look at the act over the years, including key disease impacts and economics, addressing current vaccine technology and what the future may hold.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-annual-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/us-animal-health-association-annual-meeting#comments 32.715329 -117.157255 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:29:00 +0000 38042 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar & Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show <div class="node-body event-body">The Passion for Pigs "Stay Inspired" Seminar & Trade Show will be held Oct. 30, 2013 at The Hotel Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Hotel Kirkwood Center</span> <span class="locality">Cedar Rapids</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Cedar+Rapids%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Passion for Pigs &quot;Stay Inspired&quot; Seminar &amp; Trade Show will be held Oct. 30, 2013 at The Hotel Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Marv Cook, NFL Pro Bowler, Hawkeye All-American, state champ football coach and father will present &quot;Win the Day&quot; for the Debbie Patterson Keynote Address. For more information, call (660) 651-0570 or to RSVP by Oct. 30, 2013, email Julie at <a href="mailto:julie.nevets@centurytel.net">julie.nevets@centurytel.net</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show#comments Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:23:00 +0000 40462 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pearls of Production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production <div class="node-body event-body">Pearls of Production is a program for women in agriculture on Nov. 8-9, 2013 at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, MO. Early registration fee if postmarked by Oct. 8, 2013 is $75 or $100 regular registration fee if postmarked starting on Oct. 9, 2013.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Bradford Research Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Pearls of Production is a program for women in agriculture on Nov. 8-9, 2013 at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, MO. Early registration fee if postmarked by Oct. 8, 2013 is $75 or $100 regular registration fee if postmarked starting on Oct. 9, 2013. For questions on registration, contact the University of Missouri Conference Office at (573) 882-4349, toll-free (866) 682-6663 or email <a href="mailto:muconf5@missouri.edu">muconf5@missouri.edu</a>. For questions on the program agenda, contact Marcia Shannon at (573) 882-7859 or <a href="mailto:carlsonm@missouri.edu">carlsonm@missouri.edu</a>.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:57:00 +0000 40022 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com "Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health" http://nationalhogfarmer.com/bridging-gap-between-animal-health-and-human-health <div class="node-body event-body">"Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health" is a symposium hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kansas City Airport Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> &quot;Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health&quot; is a symposium hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture. It aims to bring together the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment to resolve differences regarding antimicrobial use and resistance.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/bridging-gap-between-animal-health-and-human-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/bridging-gap-between-animal-health-and-human-health#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:52:00 +0000 38742 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com University of Missouri Swine Institute http://nationalhogfarmer.com/university-missouri-swine-institute <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Keynote speakers at the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program annual Swine Institute in Columbia on Nov. 13 will highlight containment of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus.<br /> Bryan Myers, DVM, of the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic of Farley, IA, and Linda Hickam, state veterinarian for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will address PEDV in the evening session of the meeting at the Courtyard Marriott.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Courtyard Marriott</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Keynote speakers at the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program annual Swine Institute in Columbia on Nov. 13 will highlight containment of porcine epidemic diarrhea&nbsp;(PED) virus.</p> <p> Bryan Myers, DVM, of the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic of Farley, IA,&nbsp;and Linda Hickman, state veterinarian for the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will address PEDV in the evening session of the meeting at the Courtyard Marriott.</p> <p> To register for the 2013 Swine Institute, call Kate Stottle at (573) 882-9551 or go to <a href="http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/CommAg/SwineInstitute">www.agebb.missouri.edu/CommAg/SwineInstitute</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;<font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpFirst" style="margin: 1em 1.75in 1em 0px; line-height: normal; mso-add-space: auto;"> <span style="display: none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;"><font color="#000000">Myers and Hickam will address the virus as a disease as well as methods to control an outbreak and minimize spread should one occur at a producer&rsquo;s facility.<o:p></o:p></font></span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/university-missouri-swine-institute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/university-missouri-swine-institute#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:02:00 +0000 41222 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa State Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners <div class="node-body event-body">The 21st annual Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners is set for Nov. 14-15, 2013 at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners features talks on viral myelitis, porcine circovirus-associated disease type 2 and a series of presentations on porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED)&nbsp;virus on Nov. 14. The program on Nov. 15 covers porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, biosecurity realities at the the abattoir, caring for fall back pigs, grow-finish lameness diagnostics, pig production in China and a closing panel discussion on PED virus.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-state-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:03:00 +0000 39702 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-day <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Kansas State University's annual Swine Day will be held Nov. 21, 2013 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. This year's program will focus on ways to improve net returns for swine businesses, with a special emphasis on swine disease prevention.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kansas State University</span> <span class="locality">Manhattan</span>, <span class="region">KS</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Manhattan%2C+KS%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Kansas State University&#39;s annual Swine Day will be held Nov. 21, 2013 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. This year&#39;s program will focus on ways to improve net returns for swine businesses, with a special emphasis on swine disease prevention.&nbsp;Steve Henry, DVM, Abilene (KS) Animal Hospital, and Dick Hesse of K-State will discuss porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Charles Stark, K-State associate professor of Grain Science and Industry, will report on recent on-farm and commercial feedmill innovations to improve whole herd feed efficiency. The day ends with a tour of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center Feedmill and a reception featuring K-State ice cream.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-day#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:06:00 +0000 39682 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Pork Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-1 <div class="node-body event-body">Join more than 300 pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders for a day of learning and networking hosted by Indiana Pork.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hendricks County Conference Complex</span> <span class="locality">Danville</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Danville%2C+IN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Join more than 300 pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and allied industry leaders for a day of learning and networking hosted by Indiana Pork. Benchmarking, passing down the family farm, teamwork, keeping your farm in the family, managing workplace relationships, contract finishing, economic update and a swine health update on porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus are among the topics covered.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-pork-conference-1#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 42191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2013 International PRRS Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-international-prrs-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">At a new location, the International PRRS Symposium will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel-Chicago Magnificant Mile, where the meeting will cover porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, porcine circovirus-associated disease and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Intercontinental Hotel-Chicago Magnificent Mile</span> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The program focuses on PRRS virus including&nbsp;virus transmission, biosecurity and area control; host response to infection, including host genetics and innate/adaptive immunity; vaccination strategies and therapeutics; detection, diagnostics and survillance; and virus structure and gene function. The conference is slated for Dec. 7-8, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-international-prrs-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2013-international-prrs-symposium#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:45:00 +0000 36922 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar & Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show-0 <div class="node-body event-body">Passion for Pigs is Dec. 10, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Executive Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Pumping pits, inlets and furnaces, circovirus vaccination, enhanced breeding techniques, getting the best out of your employees, profit tips and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus are but a few of the topics offered,</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-trade-show-0#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:59:00 +0000 43161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Informational PEDV Seminar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/informational-pedv-seminar <div class="node-body event-body">An Informational PEDV Seminar has been organized for Dec. 16, 2013 in Columbus, NE, to prevent spread of the virus to the state.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Express</span> <span class="locality">Columbus</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbus%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>An Informational PEDV Seminar has been organized for Dec. 16, 2013 to prevent spread of the virus to the state.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/informational-pedv-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/informational-pedv-seminar#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:07:00 +0000 43231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Minnesota Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Minnesota Pork Congress is slated for Jan. 13, 15, 2014 featuring a host of swine industry topics of interest to pork producers.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Minneapolis Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Minnesota Pork Congress is slated for Jan. 13-15, 2014 featuring a host of swine industry topics of interest to pork producers.&nbsp; Topics include antibiotic residues; top leaders; porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and influenza; manure applicator workshop; antibiotics and food safety; benchmarking nursery, finishing and wean-to-finish production; global markets; and legislative update.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/minnesota-pork-congress-0#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:50:00 +0000 42761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health <div class="node-body event-body">The Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health wil include two pre-sessions regarding Transport Quality Assurance and Pork Quality Assurance Plus in addition to the session on pig health.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Allegan County Michigan State University Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Allegan</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Allegan%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The course schedule also includes sessions on euthanasia decision tree, swine influenza virus vaccination, hospital pen economics and management, the importance of vigilant observation and a farm energy update.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:58:00 +0000 43821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Farming for the Future: Emerging Opportunities in Livestock Production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-future-emerging-opportunities-livestock-production <div class="node-body event-body">The Coalition to Support Iowa Farmers (CSIF) is sponsoring the annual Farming for the Future: Emerging Opportunities in Livestock Production, Jan. 16, 2013 in Ames at Iowa State's Scheman Building. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Scheman Building, Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Coalition to Support Iowa&#39;s Farmers (CSIF) is sponsoring the annual Farming for the Future: Emerging Opportunities in Livestock Production, Jan. 16, 2013 in Ames at Iowa State&#39;s Scheman Building. The event runs 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year&#39;s conference features strategies to mitigate risk on your farm, financial feasibility of raising livestock today and what lenders are looking for in potential borrowers. Multiple breakout sessions will feature livestock farmers who will candidly share how and why they made the decision to raise livestock in Iowa. Registration opens in November. For more information, call (800) 932-2436.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-future-emerging-opportunities-livestock-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/farming-future-emerging-opportunities-livestock-production#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:45:00 +0000 40262 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Iowa Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-1 <div class="node-body event-body">The Iowa Pork Congress is slated for Jan. 21-23, 2014 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa Pork Congress</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The annual business meeting opens the Iowa Pork Congress on Jan. 21, followed by seminars on Jan. 22-23 covering porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, managing margins, the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, food safety and antibiotics, employee care assistance and the Affordable Care Act, animal health, well-being and productivity and farming transitions.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/iowa-pork-congress-1#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:11:00 +0000 43181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Banff Pork Seminar http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The Banff Pork Seminar will be held Jan. 21-23, 2014 at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Registration and program details will be available at <a href="http://www.banffpork.ca" title="www.banffpork.ca">www.banffpork.ca</a> in the next couple of weeks. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Banff Pork Seminar</span> <span class="locality">Banff</span>, <span class="region">AB</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Banff%2C+AB%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> The Banff Pork Seminar wil be held Jan. 21-23, 2014 at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Registration and program details will be available at <a href="http://www.banffpork.ca">www.banffpork.ca</a> in the next couple of weeks.Information about previous years&#39; program, and the F.X. Aherne prize for innovations in pork production is also available at that site.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/banff-pork-seminar-0#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:21:00 +0000 40082 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health-2 <div class="node-body event-body">The Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health will include two per-sessions on Transport Quality Assurance and Pork Quality Assurance Plus in addition to the session on pig health.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Isabella County Michigan State University Extension Office</span> <span class="locality">Mt. Pleasant</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Mt.+Pleasant%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Sessions include euthanasia decision tree, swine influenza virus vaccination, hospital pen economics and management, importance of vigilant observation and a farm energy update.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/back-basics-importance-pig-health-2#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:22:00 +0000 43851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Illinois Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-1 <div class="node-body event-body">Ilinois Pork Expo on Feb. 4-5, 2013 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL, is free to all members of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Peoria Civic Center</span> <span class="locality">Peoria</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Peoria%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This year&#39;s program features the PAC silent Auction, Illinois Pork Producers Association reorganization meeting, reception and banquet on Feb. 4. Commercial production seminars on Feb. 5 consist of week one care in wean-to-finish barns, common mistakes seen in wean-to-finish barns, opportunities and expectations for contract growers, manure fertilizer values, day one pig care, market outlook roundtable, swine building management, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and impact of reduced particle size on the nutritional value of corn. A separate symposium covers show pig/youth exhibitors.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/illinois-pork-expo-1#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 43661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Swine Profitability Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference <div class="node-body event-body">Kansas State University Swine Profitability Conference will be held Feb. 4 in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Forum Hall, Student Union</span> <span class="locality">Manhattan</span>, <span class="region">KS</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Manhattan%2C+KS%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Kansas State University&nbsp;Swine Profitability Conference features a look at the impact of the Chinese purchase of Smithfield Foods on the U.S. swine industry by Dennis DiPietre, economist, Knowledge Ventures, LLC. Nebraska veterinarian Larry Coleman tells why only a few farms become world class operations. Iowa producer Craig Christensen tells&nbsp;what he has done to make his land-based system successful. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-profitability-conference#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:44:00 +0000 43631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Missouri Pork Expo 2014 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-2014 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Missouri Pork Association's annual pork expo</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Executive Center</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span lang="EN" style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;">The 2014 Missouri Pork Exposition will include a variety of speakers and topics, including an economic update from Steve Meyer of Paragon Economics, Inc. and a pork leadership breakfast.<o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/missouri-pork-expo-2014#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:29:00 +0000 45101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-agricultural-outlook-forum <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Agricultural Outlook Forum will help provide individuals with a sense of what 2014 will hold for the agriculture industry.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Arlington</span>, <span class="region">VA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Arlington%2C+VA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span lang="EN" style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;">The Agricultural Outlook Forum will offer producers a look at the industry in 2014, several different agriculture panels and sessions dedicated to women in agriculture. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-agricultural-outlook-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-agricultural-outlook-forum#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:30:00 +0000 45271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Michigan Pork Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-michigan-pork-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 Michigan Pork Conference will include with Professional Pork Producers Symposium, an awards luncheon and the 24th Annual Taste of Elegance</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Lansing Center</span> <span class="locality">Lansing</span>, <span class="region">MI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Lansing%2C+MI%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span lang="EN" style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;">The 2014 Michigan Pork Conference will be a busy day starting with the Professional Pork Producers Symposium, which will include the annual awards luncheon. Upon the adjournment of the symposium guests can head the 24th Annual Taste of Elegance. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-michigan-pork-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-michigan-pork-conference#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:09:00 +0000 45111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com South Dakota Environmental Training Session http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-environmental-training-session <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This will be an environmental training session for owners or operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), in the Huron, South Dakota area.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Crossroads Convention Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 100 Fourth, St. S.W. </div> <span class="locality">Huron</span>, <span class="region">SD</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=100+Fourth%2C+St.+S.W.%2C+Huron%2C+SD%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-environmental-training-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/south-dakota-environmental-training-session#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:02:00 +0000 45421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Commodity Classic http://nationalhogfarmer.com/commodity-classic <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 Commodity Classic will be held in San Antonio, Texas.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">River Walk at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">San Antonio</span>, <span class="region">TX</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+San+Antonio%2C+TX%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p style="line-height: 15pt;"><span lang="EN" style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 9.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;">The Commodity Classic will be a time when attendees can tour the Toyota Manufacturing Plant, as well as attend a huge trade show and listen to industry experts present their products. <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/commodity-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/commodity-classic#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:28:00 +0000 45281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Oklahoma Pork Congress http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-oklahoma-pork-congress <div class="node-body event-body"><p>2014 Oklahoma Pork Congress</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Reed Center</span> <span class="locality">Del City</span>, <span class="region">OK</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Del+City%2C+OK%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 Oklahoma Pork Congress will feature an update from the okPORK office, along with a legislative update which will be followed by the okPORK business meeting in the afternoon.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-oklahoma-pork-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-oklahoma-pork-congress#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:23:00 +0000 45121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Industry Forum http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-0 <div class="node-body event-body">The 2014 National Pork Industry Forum will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Sheraton Kansas City Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Pork Industry Forum is the time when the 15 producers of the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff staff are able to hear directly from 156 individuals who serve as forum delegates. The delegates are appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-industry-forum-0#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:39:00 +0000 45261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Joint Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-society-animal-science-midwest-section-joint-meeting <div class="node-body event-body">The 47th annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science Midwestern Section has grown in 2014. This year the program includes 250 oral and invited presentations and more than 160 posters. Highlights this year include large student competitions, the Bentley Lecture and Lunch and 11 invited symposia.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa Events Center</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 47th annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science Midwestern Section has grown in 2014. This year the program includes 250 oral and invited presentations and more than 160 posters. Highlights this year include&nbsp;large student competitions, the Bentley Lecture and Lunch and 11 invited symposia.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-society-animal-science-midwest-section-joint-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-society-animal-science-midwest-section-joint-meeting#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:11:00 +0000 44481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com New York Pork Producers Board and Annual Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/new-york-pork-producers-board-and-annual-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The New York Pork Producers annual meeting will be held March 22, 2014 in Waterloo, NY. On March 20, the New York Producers Board Meeting will be held.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn</span> <span class="locality">Waterloo</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Waterloo%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/new-york-pork-producers-board-and-annual-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/new-york-pork-producers-board-and-annual-meeting#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:11:00 +0000 45891 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin Nitrogen Summit http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-nitrogen-summit <div class="node-body event-body">The Wisconsin Nitrogen Summit will be held on March 28.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Wisconsin-Madison campus</span> <span class="locality">Madison</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Madison%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This event will kick-off a yearlong series of roundtable discussions about keeping excess nitrogen out of waterways.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-nitrogen-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/wisconsin-nitrogen-summit#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:47:00 +0000 46281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-institute-animal-agriculture-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference will be held March 31 through April 2.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Double Tree by Hilton Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Omaha</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Omaha%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference will be held March 31 through April 2 and will host a series of workshops on&nbsp;animal health emergency management and global animal health.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-institute-animal-agriculture-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-institute-animal-agriculture-conference#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:45:00 +0000 46001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North American Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-strategy-conference-animal-agriculture-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 North American Strategy Conference on Animal Agriculture will be held May 13-14 in Illinois.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hamburger University, McDonald&#039;s Campus</span> <span class="locality">Oak Brook</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Oak+Brook%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) North American Strategy Conference brings together a network of leaders and organizations in the agriculture and food industries to engage on topics most valuable to individuals.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-strategy-conference-animal-agriculture-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-strategy-conference-animal-agriculture-0#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:41:00 +0000 47421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Symposium: Increased Litter Size and Environmental Effects of Pig Quality http://nationalhogfarmer.com/symposium-increased-litter-size-and-environmental-effects-pig-quality <div class="node-body event-body"><p>On May 20th, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, will co-host a symposium entitled, "Increased Litter Size and Environmental Effects of Pig Quality."</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Animal Science</span> <div class="street-address"> 3940 Fair St. </div> <span class="locality">Lincoln</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <span class="postal-code">68583-0908 </span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=3940+Fair+St.%2C+Lincoln%2C+NE%2C+68583-0908+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This event offers both on-site and virtual attendance options, and will feature several speakers talking on a wide variety of topics including, genomic analysis of sow fertility and lifetime productivity.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/symposium-increased-litter-size-and-environmental-effects-pig-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/symposium-increased-litter-size-and-environmental-effects-pig-quality#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 16:20:00 +0000 48151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Livestock Mortality Composting Certification Workshop http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-mortality-composting-certification-workshop <div class="node-body event-body">On May 22 Ohio State University will offer a livestock mortality composting certification workshop.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Eastern Agricultural Research Station</span> <span class="locality">Belle Valley</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Belle+Valley%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Livestock producers wanting to handle the death of their animals in an economical, as well as an&nbsp;environmentally beneficial way can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by experts from Ohio State University&#39;s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-mortality-composting-certification-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/livestock-mortality-composting-certification-workshop#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:46:00 +0000 47451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Western New York Hog Preview Classic http://nationalhogfarmer.com/western-new-york-hog-preview-classic <div class="node-body event-body">The Western New York Hog Preview Classic will be held May 31 and June 1. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Showplex on the Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Hamburg</span>, <span class="region">NY</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Hamburg%2C+NY%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>At the 2014&nbsp;Western New York Hog Preview Classic, which will be held May 31 and June 1, there will be over $4,000 in cash awards and premiums.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/western-new-york-hog-preview-classic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/western-new-york-hog-preview-classic#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:54:00 +0000 45991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com World Pork Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 World Pork Expo will be held June 4-6 in Des Moines, Iowa.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 World Pork Expo will offer something for everyone from a trade show, to industry tours to business and PORK academy seminars.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/world-pork-expo-2#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:13:00 +0000 45791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-meat-science-association-reciprocal-meat-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The American Meat Science Association Reciprocal Meat Conference will be held June 15-18.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Wisconsin campus</span> <span class="locality">Madison</span>, <span class="region">WI</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Madison%2C+WI%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-meat-science-association-reciprocal-meat-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-meat-science-association-reciprocal-meat-conference#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:10:00 +0000 46421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com American Feed Industry Association Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-feed-industry-association-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 American Feed Association Conference will be held May 16-19.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Depot Renaissance Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Minneapolis</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Minneapolis%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="LEFT">This conference will offer numerous sessions, sharing practical information on the best practices that can help you in your day-to-day work.</p> <p align="LEFT">&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-feed-industry-association-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/american-feed-industry-association-conference#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:51:00 +0000 47431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork Management Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-management-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 Pork Management Conference will be held June 17-20, in Tampa, FL.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">TBD</span> <span class="locality">Tampa</span>, <span class="region">FL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Tampa%2C+FL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p align="LEFT">The Pork Management Conference targets those individuals who are CFO&#39;s, controllers, owners, lenders, growers and HR/safety directors to help expand their knowledge of the industry, as well as finacnial sophistication, industry outlook and the latest industry trends.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="LEFT">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-management-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-management-conference#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:15:00 +0000 47391 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Iowa Swine Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-iowa-swine-day <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Current challenges facing the pork industry, animal science and the consuming public will be explored with common sense, uncommon depth, scientific scrutiny and national expertise at the third Iowa Swine Day in Ames, Iowa, June 26.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Food safety. Animal welfare. The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).&nbsp; National biosecurity.&nbsp; These, as well as other&nbsp;compelling challenges facing the pork industry, animal science and the consuming public will be explored with common sense, uncommon depth, scientific scrutiny and national expertise at the third Iowa Swine Day in Ames, Iowa, June 26.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-iowa-swine-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-iowa-swine-day#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 47121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North American Manure Expo http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 North American Manure Expo will be held in Springfield, Missouri.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Ozark Empire Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Springfield</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Springfield%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The North American Manure Expo will also include a trade show which will focus on manure management in today&#39;s agriculture industry, as well as field demonstrations and speakers addressing nutrient management topics.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-manure-expo-1#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:20:00 +0000 46271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Joint Annual Meeting of American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association and Canadian Society of Animal Science http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-annual-meeting-american-society-animal-science-american-dairy-science-association-and-canadian <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The American Society of Animal Science will hold the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20–24.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Kansas City Convention Center</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The American Dairy Science Association&reg; (ADSA&reg;), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS) will hold the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) in Kansas City, Missouri, July 20&ndash;24. The meeting theme: &ldquo;Linking animal science and animal agriculture: Meeting the global demands of 2050.&rdquo;&nbsp;According to the ASAS, the two main goals for JAM 2014 are to present high quality, relevant science that links animal science and animal agriculture, and add back a number of the social events that will enhance networking and add a family feel to the meeting.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-annual-meeting-american-society-animal-science-american-dairy-science-association-and-canadian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/joint-annual-meeting-american-society-animal-science-american-dairy-science-association-and-canadian#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 49421 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork 101 - University of Nebraska http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-university-nebraska <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Pork 101 will be held August 12-14 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of Nebraska</span> <span class="locality">Lincoln</span>, <span class="region">NE</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Lincoln%2C+NE%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Pork 101 will be held August 12-14 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.</p> <p>PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on educational opportunity to update interested participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. It includes insight on value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products due to quality variation.</p> <p>Through PORK 101, you will have the chance to evaluate eight live hogs. The animals will be processed during the class with participants learning about grading, food safety and product processing. Finally, the class will make and sample processed product from the hogs including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.</p> <p>Anyone involved in the production, processing and marketing of pork will benefit from attending this course.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://Pork 101 will be held August 12-14 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln." target="_blank">Learn more here.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-university-nebraska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-university-nebraska#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:08:00 +0000 49501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manure Science Review http://nationalhogfarmer.com/manure-science-review-1 <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Manure Science Review will be held Aug. 14, 2014 at Rupp Vue Farm in Wayne County in northeast Ohio.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Rupp Vue Farm</span> <div class="street-address"> 14636 Seville Road </div> <span class="locality">Sterling</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=14636+Seville+Road%2C+Sterling%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Manure Science Review will be held Aug. 14, 2014 at Rupp Vue Farm in Wayne County in northeast Ohio. The program features talks and live demonstrations on manure handling, storage and application. A farmer panel will discuss plans and solutions for manure storage.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/manure-event-show-new-ways-boost-both-crops-and-water-quality" target="_blank">Learn more here.&nbsp;</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/manure-science-review-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/manure-science-review-1#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 49551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/10th-world-congress-genetics-applied-livestock-production <div class="node-body event-body">The 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) is being held from August 17-22, 2014 at the Westin Bayshore Conference Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This congress is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Bayshore Conference Center</span> <span class="locality">Vancouver</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Vancouver%2C+%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) is being held from August 17-22 at the Westin Bayshore Conference Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.513513565063477px;">This congress is the premier conference for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years to attend the scientific program and network with colleagues. This 10th WGCALP builds from previous successful congresses in Madrid (1974 and 1982), Lincoln (USA, 1986), Edinburgh (UK, 1990), Guelph (Canada, 1994), Armidale (Australia, 1998), Montpellier (France, 2002), Belo Horizonte (Brazil, 2006) and Leipzig (Germany, 2010).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13.513513565063477px;">Learn more about the conference here.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wcgalp.com/" target="_blank">http://www.wcgalp.com/</a></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/10th-world-congress-genetics-applied-livestock-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/10th-world-congress-genetics-applied-livestock-production#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:10:00 +0000 49461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Passion for Pigs Seminar and Trade Show http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-3 <div class="node-body event-body">The Passion for Pigs Conference will be held Aug. 26, 2014 at the Hotel Kirkwood Event Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Hotel Kirkwood Event Center</span> <div class="street-address"> 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW </div> <span class="locality">Cedar Rapids</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <span class="postal-code">52404</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=7725+Kirkwood+Blvd.+SW%2C+Cedar+Rapids%2C+IA%2C+52404%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Passion for Pigs Conference will be held Aug. 26, 2014 at the Hotel Kirkwood Event Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. The event theme is, &quot;Solving the Puzzle-Solutions for the Competitive Swine Industry.&quot; Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, will be speaking on the topic,&quot; Feed and Fuel. Getting the Delivery Equipment Right.&quot; Motivational speaker Dan Gable, USA Wrestling Hall of Fame, will provide an inspirational message for attendees.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://passionforpigs.vpweb.com/Events.html" target="_blank">Learn more about Passion for Pigs here.&nbsp;</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/passion-pigs-seminar-and-trade-show-3#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 49471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Meeting http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-board-meeting <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The National Pork Board will begin to build its 2015 marketing, research and education plans during a meeting Sept. 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa. National Pork Board President Dale Norton, a farmer from Bronson, Mich., will preside over the board meeting Sept. 3-4, followed immediately by the Plan of Work meeting Sept. 4-5. At the latter meeting, pork producers from across the country will work directly with the board to define 2015 Checkoff budget priorities.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Des Moines, Iowa</span> <span class="locality">Des Moines</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Des+Moines%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-board-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/national-pork-board-meeting#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:55:00 +0000 50301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-swine-nutrition-conference-0 <div class="node-body event-body"></div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Indiana Farm Bureau Building</span> <div class="street-address"> 225 South East Street </div> <span class="locality">Indianapolis</span>, <span class="region">IN</span> <span class="postal-code">46240</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=225+South+East+Street%2C+Indianapolis%2C+IN%2C+46240%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This conference is directed toward the feed industry, consulting nutritionists, swine veterinarians, and producers interested in cutting-edge swine nutrition and feeding. The conference registration fee is $100 per person through August 20, and $150 per person thereafter.&nbsp; For further information, contact Merlin Lindemann at (859) 257-7524 or <a href="mailto:merlin.lindemann@uky.edu">merlin.lindemann@uky.edu</a>.</p> <p><strong><span data-mce-style="color: #000080;">Pre-registration is requested by August 20, 2014.</span></strong></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/midwest-swine-nutrition-conference-0#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:41:00 +0000 50131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Health and Production Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-swine-health-and-production-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Health and Production Conference will be held on September 9 at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Western Illinois University campus</span> <span class="locality">Macomb</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Macomb%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Health and Production Conference will be held on September 9 at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Cutting-edge technical information will be presented on key swine industry topics. This meeting will allow producer and industry experts to interact with each other during seminars and other activities.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-swine-health-and-production-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/carthage-veterinary-service-swine-health-and-production-conference#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:57:00 +0000 46471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-allen-d-leman-swine-conference <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference will be held Saturday, September 13 through Tuesday, September 16 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">St. Paul RiverCentre</span> <span class="locality">St. Paul</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+St.+Paul%2C+MN%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference will be held Saturday, September 13 through Tuesday, September 16 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN. This year&#39;s conference theme is, &quot;Science-Driven Solutions.&quot;</p> <p>The University of Minnesota, Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry. Each year hundreds of participants from over 20 countries attend the Leman Swine Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Major players in swine production, animal health management, and marketing from around the world exhibit their products and services.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-allen-d-leman-swine-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/2014-allen-d-leman-swine-conference#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 49481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 75th Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/75th-annual-minnesota-nutrition-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The 2014 Minnesota Nutrition Conference will be held September 17-18, 2014 at the Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mystic Lake Casino &amp; Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. </div> <span class="locality">Prior Lake</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <span class="postal-code">55372</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=2400+Mystic+Lake+Blvd.%2C+Prior+Lake%2C+MN%2C+55372%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2014 Minnesota Nutrition Conference will be held September 17-18, 2014 at the Mystic Lake Casino &amp; Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.</p> <p>The<a href="http://www.mnnutritionconf.umn.edu/" target="_blank">&nbsp;<strong>Minnesota Nutrition Conference</strong>&nbsp;</a>is the upper Midwest&rsquo;s premier educational event and a forum for livestock industry professionals and nutrition consultants&nbsp;to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. Nationally recognized speakers present the latest research-based concepts in livestock feeding at this conference. In 2014, the&nbsp;conference celebrates its 75th year and centers around the theme, &quot;Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mnnutritionconf.umn.edu/" target="_blank">Learn more here.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/75th-annual-minnesota-nutrition-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/75th-annual-minnesota-nutrition-conference#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:56:00 +0000 49491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Preble County Pork Festival http://nationalhogfarmer.com/preble-county-pork-festival <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Preble County Pork Festival is held the third weekend in September and offers free admission for attendees,</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Preble County Fairgrounds</span> <span class="locality">Eaton</span>, <span class="region">OH</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Eaton%2C+OH%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This festival will feature great pork dishes, a parade and free admission to all attendees.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/preble-county-pork-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/preble-county-pork-festival#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:49:00 +0000 46481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Innovate 2014: Global Food Security Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/innovate-2014-global-food-security-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Innovate 2014: Global Food Security Conference will be held Oct. 5-7, 2014 at Maddens Resort on Gull Lake, near Brainerd, MN.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Maddens Resort</span> <div class="street-address"> 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula </div> <span class="locality">Brainerd</span>, <span class="region">MN</span> <span class="postal-code">56401</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=11266+Pine+Beach+Peninsula%2C+Brainerd%2C+MN%2C+56401%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Innovate 2014: Global Food Security Conference will be held Oct. 5-7, 2014 at Maddens Resort on Gull Lake, near Brainerd, MN. The conference will address the innovations that will be needed in protein production in order to meet the demands of feeding the global population in 2050. This conference will bring together speakers who will address cutting-edge topics and point the way toward future efforts to ensure global food security.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/innovate-2014-global-food-security-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/innovate-2014-global-food-security-conference#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:01:00 +0000 49521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pork 101 - Iowa State University http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-iowa-state-university <div class="node-body event-body"><p>The Pork 101 program will be held at Iowa State University on Oct. 13-15, 2014.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State University</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Pork 101 program will be held at Iowa State University on Oct. 13-15, 2014.</p> <p>PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on educational opportunity to update interested participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. It includes insight on value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products due to quality variation.</p> <p>Through PORK 101, you will have the chance to evaluate eight live hogs. The animals will be processed during the class with participants learning about grading, food safety and product processing. Finally, the class will make and sample processed product from the hogs including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.</p> <p>Anyone involved in the production, processing and marketing of pork will benefit from attending this course.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-iowa-state-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pork-101-iowa-state-university#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:17:00 +0000 49511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Animal Care & Handling Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-handling-conference <div class="node-body event-body">The Animal Care & Handling Conference, at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, MO, is an important animal welfare educational opportunity for meat and poultry companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat and poultry products.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Westin Crown Center</span> <span class="locality">Kansas City</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Kansas+City%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="font-family: 'Trade Gothic Next W01', Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.7199993133545px;">The American Meat Institute Foundation announces that the Animal Care &amp; Handling Conference for the Food Industry will be held October 16-17 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The conference is an important animal welfare educational opportunity for meat and poultry companies, their customers, and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat and poultry products. From in-depth instruction by species to &quot;big picture&quot; sessions that address key strategies for managing the changing needs and trends, the conference offers instruction at a range of levels from leading academic and industry experts. For more information, contact Rachel Stryker at 202-587-4242 or&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:rstryker@meatami.com" style="color: rgb(110, 0, 166); font-family: 'Trade Gothic Next W01', Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.7199993133545px;">rstryker@meatami.com</a><span style="font-family: 'Trade Gothic Next W01', Helvetica, Arial, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18.7199993133545px;">.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-handling-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-care-handling-conference#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:11:00 +0000 50831 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production-women-agriculture <div class="node-body event-body">Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture, Nov. 7-8 in Columbia, MO, is an innovative and exciting new program designed to provide leadership and hands-on training opportunities for women livestock producers in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions on the farm. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Holiday Inn Express and Suites</span> <span class="locality">Columbia</span>, <span class="region">MO</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Columbia%2C+MO%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture, Nov. 7-8 in Columbia, MO, is an innovative and exciting new program designed to provide leadership and hands-on training opportunities for women livestock producers in Missouri. The program is designed to reach women who are playing larger roles and making key decisions on the farm.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Programs like this are increasingly relevant in the modern livestock production market. According to a study recently released by USDA&rsquo;s Economic Research Service, Characteristics of Women Farm Operators and Their Farms, found the number of women-operated farms (the individual most responsible for day-to-day management of the farm) nearly tripled from 1978 at 5 % to 14 % by 2007. Of the 3.3 million U.S. farms surveyed in 2007, 30.2% (more than 1 million) were primarily owned by women. The number of female operators jumped 19% from 2002 to 2007, far outpacing the 7% growth in the total number of farmers.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production-women-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pearls-production-women-agriculture#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:06:00 +0000 51371 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NIAA Antibiotics Symposium http://nationalhogfarmer.com/niaa-antibiotics-symposium <div class="node-body event-body">The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will be holding the 2014 Antibiotics Symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Atlanta</span> <span class="region">GA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will be holding the 2014 Antibiotics Symposium Nov. 12-14, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/niaa-antibiotics-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/niaa-antibiotics-symposium#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:14:00 +0000 49561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 22nd Annual Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners http://nationalhogfarmer.com/22nd-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners <div class="node-body event-body">The Swine Disease Conference for Swine Practitioners held at the Iowa State University Scheman Building, in Ames, IA, focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, and improvements in diagnostics and risk-based controls useful for on-farm health plan development. Special emphasis is on information necessary to formulate management plans for disease control, for bio- security, and for food safety enhancement. </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Iowa State University Scheman Building</span> <span class="locality">Ames</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Ames%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Iowa Pork Industry Center, The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, District 6, sponsor the 22nd Annual Swine Disease Conference. The conference will be held at the Scheman Building, in Ames, IA, on Nov.13-14.&nbsp;The program is designed to answer daily concerns of swine practitioners. The conference focuses on emerging swine pathogens and their control, and improvements in diagnostics and risk-based controls useful for on-farm health plan development. Special emphasis is on information necessary to formulate management plans for disease control, for bio- security, and for food safety enhancement. This year the emphasis is on porcine epidemic diarrhea and the new challenges for swine veterinarians in better diagnosing and controlling this new disease that has had tremendous impact to the U.S. swine industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/22nd-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/22nd-annual-swine-disease-conference-swine-practitioners#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:42:00 +0000 50841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Solving the Puzzle: Solutions for the Competitive Swine Industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/solving-puzzle-solutions-competitive-swine-industry <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Mike Brumm will be the guest speaker with the topic: "Winter Ventilation Mistakes That Cost You Money"; there will also be a trade show Nov. 18 at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City, IA.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Prairie Winds Event Center</span> <span class="locality">Orange City</span>, <span class="region">IA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Orange+City%2C+IA%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Mike Brumm will be the guest speaker with the topic: &quot;Winter Ventilation Mistakes That Cost You Money&quot;; there will also be a trade show Nov. 18 at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City, IA.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/solving-puzzle-solutions-competitive-swine-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/solving-puzzle-solutions-competitive-swine-industry#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:50:00 +0000 51571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Kansas State University Swine Industry Day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-industry-day <div class="node-body event-body">Kansas State University presents this fully day conference of hot swine topics and a trade show on Nov. 20 in Manhattan, KS.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">K-State Alumni Center</span> <span class="locality">Manhattan</span>, <span class="region">KS</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Manhattan%2C+KS%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <div> Seminar topics for the 2014 Kansas State Swine Industry Day include &quot;Delta Corona Virus and PEDv: What Have We Learned in the Last Year?;&quot; &quot;What&rsquo;s Next after a Highly Profitable Period in&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">the Swine Industry - Has the Landscape of&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Expansion Changed?;&quot; &quot;Potential to Improve the Survivability of Low Birth Weight Pigs and Realize a Full Value Market Hog;&quot; &quot;Keeping Up with Diet Formulation with Rapidly Changing Ingredient Prices;&quot; &quot;The Australian Swine Industry &ndash; How Retailers are Changing Our Swine Industry&quot;</span></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-industry-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/kansas-state-university-swine-industry-day#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:18:00 +0000 51451 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com North American PRRS Symposium: PRRS, PED, PCVAD and Beyond ... http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-prrs-symposium-prrs-ped-pcvad-and-beyond <div class="node-body event-body"><p>This meeting, held in Chicago Dec. 5-6, will focus on the latest discoveries related to PRRSV and associated disease syndromes, including porcine cirovirus associated disease and PED.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Intercontinental Hotel</span> <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=%2C+Chicago%2C+IL%2C+%2C+us">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><span style="color: rgb(32, 88, 103); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the most economically significant disease of pigs in the world. Recently, a new coronavirus emerged, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), which is seriously impacting the industry. NA-PRRS brings together an international group of researchers, veterinarians, students, swine health specialists, companies and producers. The 2014 meeting will focus on the latest discoveries related to PRRSV and associated disease syndromes, including porcine cirovirus associated disease (PCVAD) and PED. Abstract submission is invited for all three diseases.</span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-prrs-symposium-prrs-ped-pcvad-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/north-american-prrs-symposium-prrs-ped-pcvad-and-beyond#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:45:00 +0000 51401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com