Missouri Pork Expo Targeted for Feb. 8-9
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.
A program on show rings, swine advisory committee meeting and FFA pork speaking contest finals round out the morning’s activities.
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.
The Pork Industry Banquet is slated for 6 p.m.
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.
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.
The Missouri Pork Association (MPA) board lunch is at noon, followed by the MPA board meeting at 1 p.m.