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Some slight changes were made to the speaker expo, but more than 90% of the scheduled exhibitors will be there.

February 11, 2011

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The winter storms that hit Illinois Feb. 1-2 delayed the IL Pork Expo, but did not cancel the event.

The Illinois Pork Producers Association rescheduled the event, which starts tomorrow at the Peoria Civic Center. The IL Pork Expo will feature the same jam-packed agenda with something for everyone involved in the pork industry – producers, contract growers, employees, allied industry, and youth.

"We decided to cancel the IL Pork Expo due to the terrible winter storm that was predicted to hit Illinois during the same time as the show," says Jim Kaitschuk, IPPA Executive Director. "It was not an easy decision, but it looks like we made the right call. We were very fortunate to get the IL Pork Expo rescheduled for Feb. 15-16 at the Peoria Civic Center. Other than a few slight changes to the list of speakers, the show will be exactly the same as originally planned." 

The expo will feature the same schedule with the IPPA Annual Meeting starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 and the trade show beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at noon and running until 6 p.m. and the IPPA Awards Banquet starting at 6:15 p.m.

All educational seminars will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center focusing on current industry issues such as: Reducing Feed Costs; PRRS Elimination; Market Outlook & Risk Management Strategies; GIPSA Rules; and the new Farmer Image Campaign.

Wednesday, Feb 16th will also feature seminars for Purebred and Show Pig producers and Youth focused on increasing conception rates and preparing feet for show.

A complete seminar schedule listing seminar topics, speakers, and times is available at

The largest swine-specific trade show in Illinois, featuring numerous exhibitors showcasing the latest in pork production products, services, and technologies, will be open at the Peoria Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from noon to 6 pm. and on Wednesday, Feb.16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 90% of the exhibitors are able to attend the rescheduled dates.

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