The Indiana Pork Producer's annual meeting is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Indiana Pork office. It is located at 5722 W. 74th Street, Indianapolis. A number of items of interest to all pork producers will be on the agenda.
Information about key pork topics will be interspersed with awards for those who have served the pork industry and IPPA business. There will also be reports from representatives on the National Pork Board.
The meeting is slated to run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Lunch will be provided at no cost.
Seating is limited. Registration in advance is required. You can register for the conference by visiting www.indianapork.com. Follow instructions to register for the meeting.
Sarah Ford is the IPPA contact person for the meeting. You can reach her at 317-872-7500.
Secretary of Agriculture Sue Ellspermann and new director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Gina Sheets, are scheduled to address the group, and lay pout their roadmap for agriculture in Indiana.
Central Indiana Pork Conference
You're in luck if you're a pork producer and like meetings. The Central Indiana Pork Conference will be held the following day, Feb 6 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. RST at Rossville High School located at 1 Robert Egly Drive, Rossville.
This workshop is built around helping producers stay competitive, says Curt Emanuel, Clinton County Extension ag educator. He also sees it as a networking opportunity and a chance to let pork producers know what's going on in the legislature.
Representatives from Indiana Packers, the meat processor, Delphi, will present a 'state of the industry' report. Chris Hurt, Purdue Extension ag economist, will discuss the industry outlook from his perspective and someone from MP3 Farms will talk about electronic sow feeding.
Register by Feb 1 to be sure you can have lunch. Registration fee is $15. Contact Emanuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765-659-6380.