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21st Annual

NPIC

Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

July 9-12, 2017

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WHAT ABOUT EVENT

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Networking

Network with the 750 attendees at NPIC with most producer participants representing the top 150 pork production systems in North America. Participants represent areas of management, production, nutrition, health, finance, human resources and more.

Speakers

NPIC will showcase over 20 highly qualified speakers who will bring their expertise to mainstage and breakout sessions.

Break-outs

Break-out sessions are presented on Monday afternoon of the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between 10+ sessions focused on relevant industry topics.

Family Fun

Wisconsin Dells, better known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” offers fun for all ages. Enjoy the endless hours of fun at the NPIC host hotel, Kalahari, where there is an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures for the whole family in the resort waterpark and thrilling indoor theme park. Plus, check out the resort’s other amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon and exceptional dining options.

Golf

Year after year folks look forward to the annual NPIC golf tournament held on Tuesday afternoon at the award winning Trappers Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells. Please visit the Register section of the web page to register for the golf tournament.

Hope to see you there!

NPIC celebrates its 21st year in 2017. Once again, three fulls days of exceptional presentations, networking and collaboration will take place during the conference. We hope to see you in July!

ABOUT CONFERENCE

21st Annual National Pork Conference

The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was the vision of Larry Graham and has roots back to the early 90’s. The current generation of NPIC was founded by Larry & Jean Graham in 1997 and was initially held at various upper Midwest locations.  As the conference attendance grew, it ultimately found a home at the Four Seasons Resort, then Tan-Tar-A at Lake of the Ozarks, before moving in 2010 to its current location at the Kalahari Waterpark and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

 

The NPIC conference is built upon three pillars: education, networking and family. The conference offers a wide array of sessions focused on current swine industry topics, nutrition, health, safety, marketing and more.  21st Century Strategic Forums, L.L.C. produces and hosts the conference and partners with leading allied industry companies to deliver what some call, “The Best Pork Producer Event in North America”.

 

The National Pork Industry Conference is held annually the 2nd week of July and attracts 750 attendees with most producer participants representing the Top 150 Pork Production Systems in North America.

Get the kids involved

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NEW IN 2017! The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) is partnering with Smithfield Foods to offer the Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop to elementary and middle school age youth during the NPIC conference. These two sessions will be an exciting and interactive way to get our youth involved in the pork industry! Youth will learn about pork production, fresh pork marketing, career options in the pork industry and have a chance to grill up their very own pork creations with Pitmaster Tim Scheer.

Participation is free and sign-up will be available Sunday, July 9 during conference registration. For pre-registration email Lauren Kurz (lkurz@Smithfield.com) at Smithfield Foods with the following information: Child name, grade, parent name, parent cell phone and parent email.

Click below to view the 2017 Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop Agenda.

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

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day 1 agenda

Sunday, july 9, 2017 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30pm

Registration

6:30pm -

Ballrooms 1 -8

Enjoy a delicious barbeque with select pork items prepared by Lynch Livestock on their BIG GRILL that you’ve seen at World Pork Expo.  Join old friends and make new ones.  Take this opportunity to visit and compare notes with the “who’s who” in the pork industry.

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day 2 agenda

Monday, july 10, 2017 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30am - 8:00am

Ballrooms 2 – 7

8:00am

Lessons from Diversification Strategies Within and Outside of the Protein Sector

8:00am -

Ballrooms A – H

Ken Maschhoff, Maschhoff Family Foods

Mr. Maschhoff will share with us what his organization has learned from their GNP and non-protein investments, and how it relates to their pork operations. Ken will also share his vision for the future of their business and his view on diversification.

Outlook for the North American Protein Industry

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Ballrooms A – H

Steve Stouffer, President, Tyson Fresh Meats, Tyson Foods

Mr. Stouffer will discuss competing proteins and consumer perspectives and trends around antibiotics, animal welfare, and alternative proteins. Steve will also discuss opportunities and risks around exports.

Antibiotic, Industry Advocacy - Panel Discussion

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Ballrooms A – H

Grady Bishop, Sr. Director of Market Access, Elanco Animal Health, will moderate a panel discussion. 

The panel discussion will be focused on the industry use of antibiotics, and how we can and should advocate for responsible use. Panelists – Brandie Skibinski, Food Blogger, “The Country Cook”; Hilary Burroughs, Director of Marketing, Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Kerry Keffaber, Chief Veterinarian for Science and Policy, Elanco Animal Health.

12:00PM

Group Lunch

12:00PM - 01:00PM

Ballrooms 1 – 8

1:15pm

Breakout sessions

1:15pm -

These sessions will rotate three times:

1:15 – 2:15;  2:30 – 3:30;  3:45 – 4:45 with intermediate refreshment breaks.
You’ll have your choice of multiple breakout sessions presented by the Lead Sponsors and others.

Click below to view the breakout sessions.

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04:45PM

Conference ends for the day

04:45PM -

Enjoy your evening.

day 3 agenda

Tuesday, july 11, 2017 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30am - 8:00am

Ballrooms 3 – 6

6:30am

Early Bird Session - A Fireside Chat with our National Pork Board CEO, Bill Even

6:30am -

Ballrooms 1&2, 7&8

This highly praised session from last year is back in 2017 to provide a one of a kind opportunity for attendees to offer input and gain insight from the CEO of the National Pork Board and key members from his team.

8:00AM

Reducing the Use of Antibiotics - A Production Oriented "How To" – Panel Discussion

8:00AM -

Ballrooms A – H

Dr. Joe Connor, President, Carthage Veterinary Services – Facilitator with Panel Members

Dr. Connor will lead a panel discussion regarding a production “how to” of raising animals with reduced antibiotics.
Panelists – Pat Hord, Hord Livestock and Dr. Jim Magolski, Coleman Natural Foods.

A Look at the Hog & Meat Industry in China

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Ballrooms A – H

Dow McVean, McVean Trading & Investments

What I learned in My Recent Trip.

Life After TPP, NAFTA

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Ballrooms A – H

Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, NPPC

11:30am

Conference ends for the day

11:30am -

Enjoy golf, boating, sightseeing in the dells or just relaxing with your family in the water park.

day 4 agenda

wednesday, july 12, 2017 - National Pork Industry Conference

6:30am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30am - 8:30am

Ballrooms 3 – 6

7:00am

Early Bird Session

7:00am -

Ballrooms 1&2, 7&8

For those who want to attend, this is truly a bull session.  Some past attendees have rated it the most beneficial session of the conference.  It’s a chance for a smaller group of producers to get together and discuss anything on your minds.  This session will end in time for participants to have breakfast before the general session.

8:30am

Focusing on the Markets

8:30am -

Ballrooms A – H

Led by our industry economic experts, Dr. Steve Meyer, EMI Analytics, Inc and Joe Kerns, Kerns & Associates.

11:00am

Conference adjourns

11:00am -

See you next year      July 8 – 11, 2018

Social Media Help Desk


Throughout the Conference, the National Pork Board, Elanco and other industry social media experts will be staffing a “Help Desk” where you are encouraged to visit and learn about how you can be more actively engaged and effective in the use of social media to tell your story as an ambassador to the pork industry. Everyone – from novice to advanced users – are welcome and encouraged to stop by.

EVENT SPONSORS SPECIAL THANKS

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Lead Sponsors

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Cooperating Sponsors

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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1305 Kalahari DrWisconsin Dells, WI 53965

When you visit Kalahari Resorts, you’ll know right away you’re somewhere special. Featuring an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures, it’s an incredible time for the whole family. From our amazing water park to our thrilling Indoor Theme Park, we offer an array of attractions for children of all ages, whether they’re 3 or 13 or 30 and up. Plus, with amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon, exceptional dining options and championship golf, Kalahari goes beyond your expectations.

 

The Kalahari conference rate is:

Single/Double $157

Lodge Suites $229

2 Room Suites $299

African Queen Suites $339

 

Coordinate reservations through your sponsor or if you are buying into the conference, contact Glenn@21stForums.com, (314) 276-4880.

The Kalahari

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If you are an NPIC sponsor, click here to view attendees.

On-line registration for this item concluded on July 7, 2017.
If you need to register please contact Paige Grabe at (712) 898-8076 or paige@21stforums.com.

On-line registration for this item concluded on July 7, 2017.
If you need to register please contact Paige Grabe at (712) 898-8076 or paige@21stforums.com.

The golf outing is at full capacity, and we are unfortunately unable to accept any additional golf participants.

  • 21st Annual National Pork Industry Conference
    9-12 JULY 2017
  • Address

    21st Century Strategic Forums
    237 E Fifth Street, #369
    Eureka, Missouri 63025

  • Send Email

    NPIC@21stForums.com

  • Phone

    (314) 276-4880

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