The First Annual Midwest Pork Conference is slated for Sept. 6-7 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

The program is hosted by the state pork producer groups of Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. Sponsors include National Hog Farmer magazine.

Seminars feature five educational tracks. Sept. 6 is “Production Technology Day” with talks exploring profitable facility management, production options, new ideas in employee relations, financial management, swine nutrition, production liabilities and how to get the best contract.

“Marketing for Profitability” is the theme on Sept. 7. Experts will focus on maximizing production opportunities, marketing manure, marketing ventures, mandatory price reporting, packer profiles, adding value through niche marketing and food safety issues.

The trade show features 150 exhibitors. It will be open both days following the seminars.

To register, call (317) 713-1553. For more details, contact the Indiana Pork Producers Association office at (800) 535-2405 or e-mail info@midwestpork.com. The program is online at www.midwestpork.com.