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.
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.
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.
NPIC celebrates its 22nd year in 2018. Once again, three fulls days of exceptional presentations, networking and collaboration will take place during the conference. We hope to see you in July!
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.
BACK IN 2018! After a successful first year, the National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) is again partnering with Smithfield Foods to offer the Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop to elementary and middle school age youth during the NPIC conference. This session 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.
Participation is free and sign-up will be available online and onsite, Sunday, July 8 during conference registration.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
6:30 pm -
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.
8:00 am -
Dr. Wes Jamison, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Joel Haggard, USMEF
Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness
1:15 pm -
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.
8:30 am -
Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel, NPPC
8:30 am -
Justin Whitmore, EVP Corporate Strategy and Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods
Chef Neville Craw, Arby’s, R&D/Innovation; Ernie Meyers, McDonald’s, Supply Chain; Megan Dillinger, Walmart, Sustainability.
11:30 am -
The conference ends for the day. Enjoy golf, boating, sightseeing in the Dells or just relaxing with your family in the water park.
12:30 pm -
NPIC Annual Golf Tournament – Trappers Turn Golf Club – Wisconsin Dells, WI – http://www.porkconference.com/site/event/golf-2018/
Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates and Joe Kerns, Kerns and Associates
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:
Lodge Suites $249
2 Room Suites $299
African Queen Suites $349
Coordinate room reservations through your sponsor or if you are buying into the conference, visit the Register area on the website, complete registration. You will be contacted in 3-5 business days regarding room reservations.