The Missouri Pork Association (MPA) is sponsoring three sessions of the Pork Profit Seminar Spring 2008 Series across the state in late April.

The program will be April 21 at Kurzweil’s Country Meats at Harrisonville, MO; April 28 at the MFA Research Farm in Marshall, MO; and April 30 at Lake Lenore Hall in Mexico, MO.

The program runs from 3 to 8:30 p.m. and is free to pre-registered attendees; walk-ins will be charged $10.

Leading off the program is a talk on Summer Building Tune-Ups with Joe Zulovich, agriculture structures engineer, University of Missouri.

Managing Feed Systems is the topic of a talk by Marcia Shannon, state swine nutrition specialist, University of Missouri.

John Lory, nutrient management specialist, University of Missouri, will discuss The Value of Manure and Application Tips to Maximize that Value.

Following a question-and-answer session and dinner, Shannon will give a presentation on Pork Quality Assurance-Plus Certification.

For more information, contact the MPA’s Diane Slater at (573) 445-8375 or