The Pork Checkoff will host the 2014 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, June 17-20 in Tampa, Florida.

This annual conference brings together experts from across the industry to speak on current business trends and challenges that help pork producers gain important insight and financial sophistication to manage their operation.

David Ray, who serves as the chair of the Checkoff's Producers and State Services Committee, as well as a pork producer from Edenton, N.C., noted that the conference combines the latest production trends and business information with opportunities for pork producers to interact with knowledgeable financial professionals dedicated to helping them succeed. 

He added that each attendee at the Pork Management Conference will come away from the three-day event armed with tools they can use immediately to help improve their operation.


In addition to the general sessions open to all attendees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, two concurrent sessions are planned for Thursday. Topics include establishing a barn culture panel, antibiotics used in animals raised for food, audit overload panel, a focus on corporate and social responsibility, a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) panel, and new resources for creating a safe work
environment.

The registration fee is $395 per person through May 30, 2014, and rises to $435 after that date. The first 10 pork producers to register who have not previously attended the conference in the past two years will receive a $300 discount on registration, courtesy of Pork Checkoff. A registration form and a detailed list of events are available at pork.org.