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February 8, 2016  

Central Indiana Pork Conference set for March 8

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Pork producers will have the opportunity to learn about industry updates at the 2016 Central Indiana Pork Conference in March.

The conference will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 at the Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School, 2400 S. Country Road 450 W, Frankfort.

Purdue Extension Clinton County and Clinton Prairie FFA sponsor the conference.

"This is an era of change for the pork producer," said Britt Reese, agriculture and natural resource educator for Purdue Extension Clinton County. "New challenges and opportunities continue to present themselves. We have developed this conference to provide producers with information and tools to assist them in facing these issues."

Topics to be discussed include legislative and industry updates, industry outlook and educational sessions on manure transportation, education and nutrition.

Guest speakers are:

* Jeff Harker, veterinarian for Swine Health Services.

*  Dave Murray, vice president of livestock procurement for Indiana Packers.

* Ben Wicker, director of producer outreach for Indiana Pork.

* Greg Slipher, livestock development program coordinator for Indiana Farm Bureau.

*Andy Tauer, livestock director for Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.

* Chris Hurt, Purdue University professor of agricultural economics.

* Allan Schinckel, Purdue professor of animal science.

*Fred Whitford, coordinator for Purdue Pesticide Programs and a clinical engagement professor.

 Cost is $25 per person and registration deadline is Feb. 25. To register or for more information, contact the Clinton County Extension office at 765-659-6380. 

Writer: Megan Tarter, 765-496-6734, 

Source: Britt Reese, 765-659-6380,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
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