Pork Management Conference Planned for Late June in Georgia 18
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.
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 & Ranchers Alliance, the proposed Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center in Indiana, Pork Quality Assurance Plus verification results and We Care.
Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producers Council, provides a legislative/regulatory update from Washington, DC.
A look at the political landscape and a global economic outlook conclude the morning sessions, following by lunch and an afternoon golf outing.
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.
Coverage of farm security, animal care and the fallout from the MF Global financial meltdown round out the morning presentations.
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.
The final session the morning of June 22 covers market outlook, capital investment and a lender panel discussion.
Find out more at the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or visit www.pork.org.