2014 Michigan Professional Pork Producers Symposium

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI
Contact: Tom Guthrie

 Registration is available via mail. For more information, contact Megan Sprague at 517-853-3782 or sprague@mipork.org

 8:30 a.m.  Registration

 8:45          MDARD Update - Dr. James Averill, State Veterinarian, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

 9:00          MSU Extension Update - Tom Coon, Director, Michigan State University    

 9:15          What does ‘sustainable’ mean to you, to me and to others? -  Paul Thompson, W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University

10:05           Break

10:20           Anaerobic digestion, covered lagoons, carbon credits, composting, waste to electricity - Tom Butler, Producer, Lillington, North Carolina

11:10           Biosecurity: The cost of implementation -             Dr. Tim Snider, DVM, MPH, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Noon           Buffet lunch and awards program

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00 p.m.  Manure Additives – Jerry May, Michigan State University Extension

                   Group Sow Housing – Dr. Ron Bates, Beth Ferry and Roger Betz, Michigan State University Extension

                   Biosecurity: What’s the right plan for my farm (or for my production system?) – Dr. Carmen Alonso DVM, MS and Dr. Tim Snider, DVM, MPH, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

2:45           Break

3:00           Manure Additives – Jerry May, Michigan State University Extension

                   Group Sow Housing – Dr. Ron Bates, Beth Ferry and Roger Betz, Michigan State University Extension

                   Biosecurity: What’s the right plan for my farm (or for my production system?) – Dr. Carmen Alonso DVM, MS and Dr. Tim Snider, DVM, MPH, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

3:45           Adjournment to Taste of Elegance

Sponsored by:

Michigan State University Extension

Michigan Pork Producers Association

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