Specialists at the Southern Indiana Pork Conference will address producer concerns about fertilizer and manure regulations, production changes and economic challenge. The conference will be held on March 11 at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds near Bretzville, IN, and runs from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST).

Conference speakers will concentrate on proposed changes in national environmental standards, feed costs and other production inputs. Attendees will learn more about recent changes in fertilizer licensing and environmental standards and the way they affect the swine industry.

“There's a lot of interest in recent regulatory changes that affect local pork producers, especially the new Category 14 fertilizer licensing, as well as proposed changes in national environmental standards,” says Ken Eck, Dubois County Extension educator.

The conference will conclude with Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) training for participants needing to update certification. Contact the Dubois County Extension office at (812) 482-1782 for more details. Additional conference information is available at www.extension.purdue.edu.