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Tuesday, December 7th

8:00 - 8:35 a.m.          Registration, Continental Breakfast & Trade Show 
       Sponsored by Chore-Time PigTek
Centennial Hall 

8:35 - 9:30 a.m.          Economics Update 
      Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
General Session 

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9:45 - 10:30 a.m.        Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Improving Piglet Survivability
Dr. Kara Stewart, Purdue Animal Sciences, will present new understandings to increase piglet survivability based on current research and experience.
United Animal Health Breakout Room

US SHIP - What is it? How could it help mitigate foreign animal disease? 
Learn about the US Swine Health Improvement Plan from Dr. Brett Marsh, IN State Veterinarian, and an Indiana producer delegate to the pilot program. Also learn how this links to Secure Pork Supply and how it can help mitigate a foreign animal disease event.
Belstra Breakout Room

Finding Employees and Keeping Them
Kasey Sheldon of Summit Smart Farms will share insights on finding talent to fill roles in your operation and what you can do to keep employees on your farm.
AMVC Breakout Room

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.       Trade Show & Networking
      Centennial Hall

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.      Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Emerging Swine Diseases - What You Need to Know
Dr. Dylan Lape of Pork Veterinary Solutions will share the latest on emerging diseases, what to watch for and how to manage them.
United Animal Health Breakout Room

Tax Law Changes and What it Means for Estate Planning
Michelle Adler, attorney with Gordon & Associates, will share changes to tax laws that might impact your operation now and for future generations.
Belstra Breakout Room

Why Ventilation Matters
Nat Stas from PIC will help you learn keys to optimize ventilation and best production practices to keep your operation efficient.
AMVC Breakout Room

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.      Lunch and Trade Show

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.        Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Farm Security - Steps to Mitigate Criminal Activity
Casey Kinler from Animal Agricutlure Alliance will share what producers need to know to mitigate criminal and nuisance activity highlighting vulnerable areas in operations.
United Animal Health Breakout Room

Designing & Financing Competitive Employee Packages
Learn how to design a competitive hiring package and what tools are available to manage employee benefits and optimize labor costs with Bart Nichols from KCoe Isom. 
Belstra Breakout Room

Sow Mortality - Control What You Can Control
Learn management strategies to minimize sow mortalities from Nick Weihs, Director of Sow Production, AMVC Management Services and Dr. Max Rodibaugh, AMVC Swine Health Services.
AMVC Breakout Room

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.          Trade Show & Networking
          ​Centennial Hall

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.          Updates on Current Industry Issues
          ​General Session

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.          Keynote Session
          Josh Bleill
          "One Step at a Time"

           General Session

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