February 12-13, 2019

Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive SW
Columbia, Missouri
(573) 445-8531
Group Rate: $94.95 single/double
  Reservations must be made by January 26, 2019 to receive the group rate.
  When making reservations, please inform the hotel staff that you are with the Missouri Pork Expo.


Click HERE to Register and Pay Online

Online payment is encouraged to ensure registration.



Expo Registration 2-12-19 – Free
  Includes admittance into Tuesday and Wednesday educational sessions.

Expo Barbecue Lunch 2-12-19 – $10
  Must purchase lunch ticket to redeem for meal. Lunch is free to students.

Non-Exhibiting Supplier Registration – $50
  Companies who do not produce hogs and send representatives to the Missouri Pork Expo to conduct business without purchasing a booth in the company’s name must pay $50 per person.

Pork Industry Banquet (2-12-19) – $50
  $45 if purchased prior to the Expo.

Pork Leadership Breakfast (2-13-19) – $60
  $50 if purchased prior to the Expo.


Exhibitor Information:

Booth spaces are sold out at this time. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for booth space, please contact Diane Slater at 573-445-8375 or diane@mopork.com.

Click HERE to see all exhibitors.



Pork Expo Agenda


Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:00 am Registration/Hospitality/Trade Show Open
8:30 am Silent Auction Open
Sponsored by the Missouri Agribusiness Association
9:00 am PQA Plus Certification
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association
9:30 am In the Show Ring – Show Me Quality Assurance
Sponsored by Heimer Hampshires
Scavenger Hunt sponsored by FCS Financial
10:00 am FFA Pork Speaking Contest
Sponsored by Alltech
11:00 am Producer Education Session
A.  Safety Issues to Look for In a Slatted Floor
Sponsored by JBS Live Pork
Andy Altenburg – Altenburg Construction
B.  FAD’s – Are You Prepared? What Happens When It Arrives
Sponsored by The Climate Corp.
David Pyburn, DVM – National Pork Board
Taylor Woods, DVM – Missouri Department of Ag
11:00 am Expo Lunch ($10)
Provided and Sponsored by Lynch Livestock, Inc.
Ice Cream provided by Midwest Dairy Association
1:00 pm Producer Education Sessions
A. Economics of Manure Handling & Application
Sponsored by pitPRO
Laura Pepple – Puck Enterprises
B. Where to Find and How to Retain Great Employees
Sponsored by Wiechman Pig Company
Erin Wagoner – The Maschhoffs
1:00 pm In the Show Ring
4:00 pm Trade Show Cash Bar
Beer/Soda sponsored by The Parks Companies
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Pork Industry Banquet ($50)
Sponsored by the Pork Checkoff and Smithfield
Missouri Wine Tasting
Sponsored by the Missouri Wine and Grape Board
7:30 pm Pork Industry Fundraising Auction



Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:30 am Pork Leadership Breakfast
Sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust, National Pork Producers Council and Smithfield Hog Production Division Midwest RegionKeynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Meyer – Kerns & Associates
10:00 am Hot Topics – University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program
Sponsored by the Missouri Corn Growers Association
10:00 – Effect of Iron Dosage in Newborn Pigs on Subsequent Performance
Dr. Marcia Shannon – University of Missouri-Columbia
10:20 – Pit Additive Effectiveness and Solid-Liquid Separation Barn Findings
     Dr. Teng Lim – University of Missouri-Columbia
10:40 – Tangible Benefits of High Water Quality for Pig Health and Production
Corinne Bromfield, DVM – University of Missouri-Columbia
10:55 – Implementing on-Site Water Treatment Systems to Improve Drinking Water Quality
Dr. Joe Zulovich – University of Missouri-Columbia1
11:25 – Evolution of U.S. Swine Operations and Regulations: Progress and Opportunity
Dr. John Lory – University of Missouri-Columbia
12:00 pm MPA Board of Directors Lunch
Sponsored by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
1:00 pm MPA Board Meeting
Open to all producers



Missouri Pork Expo Sponsors


Missouri Soybean
Pork Checkoff