The 2010 Swine Institute is being hosted by the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program on Nov. 10 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO.

The program will examine methods to maintain efficient production on the farm as well as address off-farm issues that might impact production practices.

Topics include regulatory update and the stalk nitrate challenge, effectiveness of biofilters and update on the emissions study, evaluation of three commercial mycotoxin inhibitors, animal welfare in America, activities and strategies of animal activists, implications of the proposed packer regulations on Missouri livestock and discussions on permitting confined animal feeding operations.

At lunch, producers will hear from National Pork Producers Council President Sam Carney and National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak.

At dinner, Erin Daley, economist with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, will discuss trade issues with attendees.

Cost to attend is $15/person or $25 if registering on site. For more information or to register, contact Erica Lovercamp at (573) 882-9552 or visit