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Montana Pork Producers Council Offers Annual Meeting January 18th, Coinciding with MAGIE Ag Expo


January 10, 2018 | View PDF

Montana Pork Producers Council (MPPC) invites Montana pork producers to attend the annual meeting January 18, 2018, at the Mansfield Civic Center in Great Falls. By design, the event coincides with the MAGIE Ag Expo for attendee convenience. The theme is “Primed for Success” focusing on the subjects of manure management, interpersonal communication and ag safety.

Keynote speakers include Kari Smith of Montana Department of Environmental Quality, who will provide guidance to producers navigating the realm of water regulations & AFO/CAFO permitting. Smith comes from an agricultural background and enjoys working with the farm & ranch communities. Geremy Olson, owner of 241 Ink Productions, will demonstrate how to effectively communicate across departments, to new trainees & during emergency situations in a humorous and practical approach. He brings 24 years of broadcasting, marketing, storytelling & production experience to the podium.

Registration and tradeshow begins at 8:30 am and educational sessions begin at 9:45 am. Other highlights include updates from the National Pork Board, a luncheon honoring the Symbol of Excellence youth carcass contest winners and Montana Ag Safety Program’s workshop. The MPPC membership will elect officers and directors and review industry issues late Thursday afternoon in a general meeting. A social will follow with an evening meal served featuring Montana products.

Registration for this event can be accomplished by calling the MPPC office at (406) 557-2982 or via email at by January 15. Cost of attendance is $20 per person, with includes lunch and dinner. Meals may also be purchased separately at $5 and $15, respectively. Contributors to the Strategic Investment Program (SIP) in 2017 will receive free admission up to 4 individuals but registration is still required. A limited number of tickets are available at the door.


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