The sixth annual Pork Lenders Meeting, designed specifically for members of the banking community, will provide up-to-date financial, market, export and legislative information. This year’s conference will also offer more information about a farm level risk management tool the Minnesota Pork Producers Association has developed.
The meeting will be July 16 at the Country Inn and Suites, 1900 Premiere Drive, Mankato, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per attendee and includes lunch, breaks and handouts. The preregistration deadline is July 9.
Dr. Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics, Inc. and a livestock and agricultural economics specialist, will keynote the workshop with his Market Outlook presentation. Meyer will explore what current economic conditions mean for pork producers and give his view on national and global factors influencing pork demand, feed costs and trade.
State and National Public Policy Update:
Minnesota Pork Producers Association Executive Director David Preisler will discuss regulatory and marketplace shifts affecting pork producers. Preisler will also discuss how producer certifications, on farm third party audits and retail decisions regarding production practices are impacting farms.
Reduce. Respond. Recover:
Minnesota Pork Producers Association Director of Education Jill Resler will share a tool that is available to members of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association designed to help them take a proactive approach to non-market risk management challenges facing the pork industry.