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Pork Checkoff announces Annual Pork Management Conference

The Pork Checkoff will host the 2015 Pork Management Conference, Your Pork Industry Investment, June 16-19 in New Orleans.

This annual conference brings together experts from across the industry to speak on current business trends and challenges that help pork producers gain important insight and financial sophistication to manage their operation.

"The Pork Management Conference combines the latest production trends and business information with opportunities for pork producers to interact with knowledgeable financial professionals dedicated to helping them succeed," said James Coates, chair of the Checkoff's Producer and State Services Committee and a pork producer from Franklin, Ky. "Each attendee will come away from this three-day conference armed with tools they can use immediately to improve their farm.

"In addition to the general sessions open to all attendees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, two concurrent sessions are planned for Thursday. Topics include capital development and diversification opportunities and experiences, generational transfer of farm ownership/leadership, audit overload panel, income and estate tax planning, surviving disasters on the farm, price discovery and mandatory price reporting.

The registration fee is $395 per person through May 29 and rises to $435 after that date.  A registration form and a detailed list of events are available at

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