Wednesday and Thursday

January 21 & 22, 2015

Minnesota Pork Congress is sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Producers Association
 

Schedule

Tuesday    |   Wednesday   |   Thursday

Tuesday, January 20

              

         Succession Planning Workshop

                            1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

                            Minneapolis Hilton- Marquette IV

Award Reception (Invitation Only)

5-6:30 p.m.
Hilton Hotel, Room Symphony III

Taste of Elegance (Invitation Only)

6:30 p.m.
Hilton Ballroom D-G

Emcee: Tom Rothman

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Wednesday, January 21

Pork Congress Registration Opens

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center - Mezzanine Level

Tradeshow Opens

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A

Seminar: Exploring the New Common Swine Industry Audit

                           9:30- 10 a.m.

                           Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 H

Seminar: Changing Times, Changing Tastes: Putting More Pork on the Plate

                           10-11:30 a.m.

                            Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 F & G

Seminar: Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv Control

                           Noon-1:30 p.m.

                           Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 F & G

Seminar: Manure Applicator Workshop

                           Noon-3:30 p.m.

                           Minneapolis Convention Center-M100 D,E,F & G

Seminar: OMS Informational Session

                           12:30-2 p.m.

                            Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 I

Seminar: NPPC Strategic Update and Listening Session *MPPA/NPPC Members Only

                            2-3 p.m.

                            Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 H

Seminar: OMS Update

                           2:30-4 p.m.

                           Minneapolis Convention Center L100 I

 

Wednesday Evening Social Hour

        

         Hormel & Zoetis Social Hour

         5:15 p.m.

         Minneapolis Hilton

         Ballrooms D-G, Third Floor

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Thursday , January 22

Pork Congress Registration

             9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

             Minneapolis Conventino Center Mezzanine Level

Tradeshow

             9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

             Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibit Hall A

Seminar: PEDv Research and Emerging Disease Response Planning Updates

                  10-11 a.m.

                   Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 F & G

Seminar: Market Outlook

                  11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

                   Minneapolis Convention Center- L100 F& G         

                     

 

Minnesota Pork Congress Closes at 1:30 p.m.

 

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Seminar Descriptions

 

Succession Planning Workshop

Will You Leave Your Farm’s Legacy to Chance?

Presenters: Karen Kerns and John Stein of Kerns and Associates and Al Bennett of AgStar

Creating a plan for transitioning your farm to the next generation can seem like an overwhelming task however, to ensure your farm’s long term viability it is critical to start the conversation utilizing trusted and knowledgeable advisors.  Karen Kerns and John Stein of Kerns and Associates along with Al Bennett of AgStar will present a comprehensive workshop on succession planning. This workshop will provide an overview of the critical components for developing a sustainable succession plan to protect your business and family legacy.

This workshop will serve as the spring-board for future workshops that will cover many industry topics that will assist farms in maintaining a strategic advantage in the industry. For more information or to register for the workshop contact the Minnesota Pork Board office at 800-537-7675 or by emailing Jill Resler at jill@mnpork.com.

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015

 

 

Exploring the New Common Swine Industry Audit

Presenter: Sherrie Webb, Director of Animal Welfare, National Pork Board

Webb will cover how and why the new Common Swine Industry Audit was developed and how the audit can be implemented in the swine industry. Webb will also explore the content of the audit and resources that are currently available to producers.

 

Changing Times, Changing Tastes: Putting More Pork on the Plate

Presenter: Nancy Kruse – President, The Kruse Company

 

The outlook for pork is the brightest it has been in years, as trends in the consumer environment open the door to greater use both at home and in restaurants. This presentation will review the opportunities and challenges confronting pork producers, including changing demographics, health, wellness and lifestyle issues, demand for high protein foods and shifting meal patterns, and it will make recommendations on putting more pork on the plate. 

 

Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv Control

Presenter: Dr. Scott Dee, DVM PhD, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

Contaminated complete feed has recently been proven as a vehicle for PEDV transmission to pigs. This presentation will review these new findings as well as provide insight on how to reduce this risk using a commercially available product (SalCURB).

 

Manure Applicator Workshop

  • Certified Animal Waste Technician License Program Update
  • Regulatory Update
  • Understanding the Manure Nutrient Cycle, Temperature and Saturation Restrictions and What Applicators Can Do to Extend Their Season
  • Biosecurity Update: PEDv and PRRS Prevention
  • County Feedlot Officers and You: How to Develop Positive Partnership

 

OMS Informational Session

 Presenter: Al Eidson- Eidson and Partners

 

This will give farmers and their family members a briefing on the OMS program including its history, purpose, and evolution.  The role of the speaker will be discussed including what’s involved with training and presentation preparation as well as how to answer questions about pork production.

 

NPPC Strategic Update and Listening Session

Presenter: Neil Dierks – CEO National Pork Producers Council

*Must be a member of NPPC/MPPA to attend*

*No Media*

 

This is an opportunity for Minnesota Pork Producer Association members to gain perspective on the strategies NPPC is utilizing to uphold pork producers freedom to operate from NPPC CEO, Neil Dierks.

 

Members will have the opportunity to have a candid dialogue and provide input on current and future strategies.

 

OMS Update

Presenter: Al Eidson- Eidson and Partners

 

This session will cover updates on: USFRA and Center for Food Integrity research, National Pork Board messaging and OMS presentation materials.  Updated speech material and Q&A booklets will be available.

 

PEDv Research and Emerging Disease Response Planning Updates

Presenters:

Dr. Lisa Becton – Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board

Dr. Paul Sundberg – Vice President, Science and Technology, National Pork Board

                             

Dr. Becton and Dr. Sundberg will provide updates on the current status of PEDv and discuss what steps are being taken to address emerging disease response planning.

 

Market Outlook

Presenter: Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics

                                  

What is in store for pig farmers in 2015? Steve Meyer will address factors that directly impact your bottom line including, grain supplies and prices, protein demand, hog price and supply projections, consumer trends and pork exports.

 

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