The 2013 Banff Pork Seminar: Shining A Light On Issues In The Pork Industry

The 42nd year of the Banff Pork Seminar is set to kick off on the weekend of January 15th. This seminar focuses on the issues that are currently present in the pork industry and aims to find new and innovative ways to address these issues. A large component of the seminar includes networking opportunities, where industry experts are available to discuss current issues with those involved in the pork industry.

What's this year's theme?

The theme for the 2013 seminar is “The Challenge of Change”, focusing on addressing the current changes going on in the pork industry. The seminar includes speakers and breakout sessions for attendees to discuss issues related to pig farming. This year, the seminar is focusing its efforts on increasing networking opportunities for attendees in order to gather input for the changes going on in the industry.

What will the discussion focus on?

The major issues that will be addressed include the rising cost of pig feed, the current price of pigs, and animal welfare practices that were highly publicized in 2012. Seminar organizers hope to make 2013’s seminar more valuable by bringing in more key industry players and putting a greater emphasis on networking. The Banff Pork Seminar is sure to be a great learning experience for anyone interested in the pork industry. For more information regarding the seminar, click here.

At Echelon AG, we value opportunities for farmers to connect with each other and further their education on current issues in agriculture industry. If you are a farmer and have questions regarding optimal farm management or precision agriculture, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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