Date(s) - February 6, 2024 - February 7, 2024
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The Ohio Pork Congress continues its annual tradition of delivering timely, relevant and useful information for pork producers and everyone working in today’s pork industry when it takes place on Feb. 6-7, 2024, at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima, Ohio.

OPC attendees will not want to miss the presentation by Dr. Steve Meyer, lead economist with Partners for Production Agriculture. He will offer his keen insights into what the rest of 2024 has in store in terms of cost of production, profitability, exports, and more. Adding even more context on what the coming year will bring will be the National Pork Board’s Neal Hull and Jose de Jesus as they explain what checkoff-funded strategies are underway to boost domestic pork demand.

The speaker line-up at the Ohio Pork Congress, the largest pork-specific trade show in the Eastern Hog Belt, makes everyone’s visit worthwhile. This includes recognition of industry leaders and a special time for everyone to support the Friends of Pork PAC. In addition to the Ohio Pork Council Update, other educational seminars, and breakout sessions include:

PRRS: What’s New in the Producer Toolbox? – Dr. Scott Dee, Former Director of Research, Pipestone System

ASF Update & What Are We Doing to Keep It Out – Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board & Dr. Anna Forseth, NPPC

Ohio Department of Animal Health Update – Dr. Dennis Summers, Ohio State Veterinarian

Get Going with the FAD Dashboard & US SHIP – Mike King, OPC

Manure Management & Safety – Glen Arnold, OSU

How Can New Technology Unlock Trapped Value? – Dr. Tom Stein, Merck

Feed Quality & Biosecurity – Dr. Trey Kellner, AMVC Management Services

On-Farm Depop & Crisis Preparedness – Dr. Andy Bowman, OSU & Dr. Andreia Arruda, OSU

Labor: How to Attract/Keep Employees – Diane Bettin, Bettin Consulting

Safeguarding the Future of Pork: Connect, Engage, Protect – Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Animal Ag Alliance

Addressing Pork Demand – Neal Hull & Jose de Jesus, National Pork Board

NPPC’s Political Strategy – Bryan Humphreys, CEO, NPPC

Ohio Department of Ag Update – Brian Baldridge, Director, ODA