Kansas State University’s Swine Profitability Conference is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Forum Hall in the Kansas State Union in Manhattan.

“Staying Competitive in the Swine Industry” is the title of the conference, which is designed to give producers and allied industry in-depth sessions focusing on production management, marketing and business decisions geared to capital investment and profitability in the pork industry.

Gene Nemechek, DVM, Tyson Foods at Springdale, AR, and president of the National Pork Board, will give the Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management, “Lessons from Large Production Systems that Can Help the Competitiveness of Land-Based Producers.”

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will present “My Vision for Job Creation in Animal Agriculture.”

Other topics and speakers include:

  • What Have I Done to Make My Land-Based System Successful? – Kent Condray, Clifton, KS;
  • Short and Long-Term Price Outlook: How Will Consumer Preferences on the Welfare Front Impact Your Operation? – Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State Research and Extension agricultural economist and
  • How to Keep Your Swine Operation Off YouTube – Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board.

Lunch is included for all registered participants. For registration information, go to http://www.asi.ksu.edu/swine or contact Lois Schreiner at lschrein@ksu.edu or Jim Nelssen at (785) 532-1251.

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