Early Registration Now Open for 2024 Ohio Pork Congress

Ohio Pork Congress Returns to Lima February 6-7, 2024

The Ohio Pork Council invites all producers and members of the pork industry to attend Ohio Pork Congress – your connection to all things pork! 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.

“I strongly encourage anyone involved in the pork industry to attend Ohio Pork Congress,” said Nick Seger, Ohio Pork Council president and producer from Shelby County. “It’s truly the best opportunity to learn what’s going on in our industry from top experts, to network with fellow producers, and to see what’s new on the trade show floor.”

OPC attendees will not want to miss the presentation by Dr. Steve Meyer, lead economist with Ever.Ag. 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 tradeshow 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. Jordan Gebhardt, AMVC Management
  • 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 – Andrew Bailey, Sr. Policy & Compliance Advisor, NPPC
  • Economic Update – Dr. Steve Meyer, Lead Economist, Ever.Ag
  • Ohio Department of Ag Update – Brian Baldridge, Director, ODA

“It’s always so amazing to hear from so many enthusiastic and knowledgeable people in our industry at Ohio Pork Congress,” said Seger. “The face-to-face networking and professional development opportunities offered during this event don’t happen every day, which is why I’m urging everyone to register now to be in Lima this February. Whether it’s the thought-provoking seminars, the trade show, social activities, or simply reconnecting with industry friends, you don’t want to miss out.”

Registration information is available at www.ohioporkcongress.org.