The 2006 Pork Management Conference, formerly the Financial Management Conference, is set for April 2-4 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, FL.

The morning program April 3 looks at the global meat protein market, pork exports and the current status of the Canadian producer and packing industries.

Concurrent sessions that afternoon focus on estate planning; producer profitability; a producer roundtable on accounting; facility costs and values; and growth of the natural and organic market.

On April 4, the American Meat Institute will provide a legislative and regulatory update. Other topics include economic profitability; competitive financing costs and loan structure; animal welfare; the impact of ethanol on corn prices; and a price commodity outlook.

For more information on the Pork Board-sponsored event, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or visit www.pork.org.