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Source: Kansas State University news release

Kansas State University will host the 2013 Swine Profitability Conference in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The conference will provide swine producers and allied industry with in-depth information on production management, marketing and business decisions related to capital investment and profitability in the swine industry.

The day will begin with registration and morning refreshments at 9:15 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.

Presentation topics and presenters include:

Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management: Five Key Changes in Modern Management Practices Necessary to Improve Profitability - Jeff DeMint, veterinarian, Bern-Sabetha Veterinary Clinic;

Keeping a Swine Business Going for the Long Haul: What Our Family has Done to Ensure Success - Roy Henry, Longford, Kan. and JoAnn Alumbaugh, Linden, Iowa;

Future Plans to Deal with Production Expectations of the Retail Pork Sector - Chris Novak, chief executive officer, National Pork Board;

The Changing Landscape of the U.S. Swine Industry - Ron Plain, agricultural economist, University of Missouri; and

What We Need to Know About Animal Activist Groups, Past, Present and Future - Trent Loos, Loos Tales, Nebraska.

The cost to attend, which includes lunch, refreshments and conference materials, is $25 if paid by Jan. 25. The fee after that date and at the door is $50. Checks should be made payable to K-State Swine Profitability Conference, and sent to Lois Schreiner, 213 Weber Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506-0201, Attn: K-State Swine Profitability Conference.

More information, online registration and printable registration forms are available at: . More information is also available by calling 785-532-1267.

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