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Educational Opportunities for Pork Producers

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - Multiple educational opportunities will be available to those working in the pork industry during the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Annual Pork Congress will be held in Sioux Falls January 11 and 12, 2017 at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls (3200 W Maple St, Sioux Falls, SD 57107).

In addition to several workshops, certification trainings for Transport Quality Assurance Program and Pork Quality Assurance Program, on Jan. 11 a panel discussion will focus on the new VFD regulations which went into effect Jan. 1, 2017. On Jan. 12 motivational speaker and agriculture advocate, Trent Loos, will be the keynote.

During the evening of Jan. 11, S.D. Master Pork Producers banquet were outstanding producers, allied industry members, and leaders are recognized for their contributions to the SD pork industry. Tickets for this dinner can be purchased in advance from Ashley Gelderman by email or 605.335.9693. They can also be purchased the day of the event at the Pork Congress at the SDPPC Help Desk.

For an agenda and complete list of speakers and workshops, read on.

Contact Dr. Bob Thaler, Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist 605.688.5435 with any questions.

Agenda:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Noon - 6 p.m. Trade Show Set Up
6 p.m. SDPPC Executive Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day refreshment sponsored by TOPIGS/NORSVIN, South Dakota Soybean Processors, JBS United Inc, Alltech, Great Western Bank and Farm Credit Services of America

7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Trade Show Exhibitor Set Up
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Checkoff Annual Meeting, held in Amphitheatre I, Guest Speaker Bill Evan; NPB CEO
10 a.m. 2018 Pork Act Delegate Election held in Amphitheatre I
10 a.m. to - 5 p.m. Trade Show Opens held in Ramkota Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. TQA Certification led by Kurtis Sweeter, Smithfield held in Amphitheatre II
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pork Chop Lunch, sponsored by Lynch Livestock, held in Exhibit Hall Annex
1 p.m. Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics on Your Farm, held in Amphitheatre II, led by Liz Wagstrom; Chief Veterinarian NPPC and Dari C. Brown, Ph.D. Sr. Director, Livestock & Lifestyle Technical Services Purina Animal Nutrition LLC. This panel discussion is sponsored by S.D. Corn, Hog Slat, Inc, SDSU Extension & National Pork Board.
3 p.m. PQA Plus® Certification, led by Dr. Bob Thaler, Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist, held in Amphitheatre II
5 p.m. Trade Show Closes
5 p.m. Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet, held in Washington Room
Social Hour-Cash Bar-Popcorn and Dinner "Sold! What's Next?" Live Auction, GAMES & Cash Bar Following the banquet - Auctioneering sponsored by Joel Westra Atkins Land & Auction LLC (Tickets for this dinner can be purchased in advance from Ashley Gelderman by email or 605.335.9693. They can also be purchased the day of the event at the Pork Congress at the SDPPC Help Desk.)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day refreshment sponsored by TOPIGS/NORSVIN, South Dakota Soybean Processors, JBS United Inc, Alltech, Great Western Bank and Farm Credit Services of America

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Trade Show Open, held in Ramkota Exhibit Hall
10 a.m. "If Not You, Then Who?" presented by Trent Loos held in Amphitheatre II Room. This speaker is sponsored by SD Corn, Hog Slat, Inc, SDSU Extension & National Pork Board.
11:30 a.m. Pork Brat Lunch held in Exhibit Hall Annex. This lunch is sponsored by Smithfield & prepared by Lynch Livestock.
1:30 p.m. Non-Checkoff Annual Meeting of Members (SIP Investors) held in Amphitheatre I
3 p.m. Trade Show Closes
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SIP Membership Reception & Pork PAC Silent Auction held in Roosevelt Room. Everyone Welcome! Anyone interested in the SD Swine Industry including allied industry representatives, producers and others interested in SIP participation are welcome. Ribs sponsored by Premium Iowa Pork, Rack of pork and beverages sponsored by National Pork Producers Council. Pork prepared by Lynch Livestock.
7 p.m. SDPPC Executive Board Meeting, held in Crystal Room

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