July 26, 2016
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN
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9:30 a.m. Registration Begins
10:00 a.m. Welcome- Minnesota Pork Board
10:10 a.m. Pork Processing Update
Vince Baack, CFO New Fashion Pork
The pork industry is poised to add an additional 9+ million head of harvesting capacity over the next few years. What does this additional capacity mean for pork producers and what are some considerations they should be considering looking ahead? Baack will provide an industry perspective on the pork harvesting capacity boom.
11:00 a.m. State and National Public Policy Updates
David Preisler, Minnesota Pork Producers Association
David Preisler will discuss the latest on State and Federal policy decisions and how they impact pork producers.
1:00 p.m. Nuisance Lawsuits
Gislason & Hunter LLP
2:00 p.m. Economic Update
Joe Kerns, Kerns and Associates
Kerns will explore what current economic conditions mean for pork producers and give his view on national and global factors influencing pork demand, feed costs and trade.
3:00 p.m. Close – Safe travels.