University of Missouri agricultural economist Ron Plain is the keynote speaker at Kansas State University’s Swine Day, Nov. 20 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.

An all-day Technology Trade Show starts at 8 a.m., and the formal program begins at 9:45 a.m.

Plain will speak on “Feed vs. Fuel – What Will Be the New Trends for Corn and Soybean Meal Pricing”? and “What Can We Expect for Pork Prices for 2009 and Beyond?”

K-State Research and Extension swine researchers and specialists will report current research to help improve the net return of swine businesses.

The day wraps up at 3:30 p.m. with an open house and tailgate party at the new swine finishing facility, built as part of the K-State Swine Teaching and Research Center. The swine farm is located at 3101 College Ave., just north of the poultry and dairy units on Marlatt Avenue.

More information and registration is available online. Click on “Research and Extension” and again on “Swine Day.”