July 18, 2017
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN
9:30 a.m. Registration Begins
10:00 a.m. Welcome
Minnesota Pork Board
10:10 a.m. Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Efforts
11:00 a.m. External Forces that Impact the Pork Industry
Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producers Council
There is no shortage of external factors that have the potential to impact the pork industry on a day-in and day-out basis. Dallas will discuss topics that range from regulation to retail and food service trends.
1:00 p.m. Overview of Important Producer Contracts
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