The Pork Checkoff is offering the 2009 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, May 6-8, in Fort Myers, Fla.
"The Pork Checkoff provides this conference for pork producers, including anyone involved in the management, accounting or finances of an operation, as well as consultants and lenders," said Ron Schoo, chairman of the Pork Checkoff's Producer Services Committee and a pork producer from New Um, Minn.
During the conference, participants will learn about topics such as emerging food trends, credit analysis, U.S. agriculture outlooks, global trade and more from several pork industry professionals. Three concurrent sessions are planned for Thursday. Topics include managing employee benefit costs, real life production budgeting, hedge strategies, business interruption, GAAP update, production targets, tax update, A-Z nuts and bolts on pork production and worker safety/OSHA.
The registration fee for the Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment is $395 per person and $435 per person after April 24. The first 10 pork producers that have not attended in the past two years receive a $300 discount on registration courtesy of AgStar Financial Services. A brochure with a registration form and a detailed list of events is available on pork.org. Request a copy be mailed to you by calling Sharlotte Peterson at 515-223-2614.