February 7-8, 2017

Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive SW
Columbia, Missouri
(573) 445-8531
Group Rate: $92.95 single/double
  Reservations must be made by January 26, 2017 to receive the group rate.
  When making reservations, please inform the hotel staff that you are with the Missouri Pork Expo.


Online registration is now closed. Please call the office at 573-445-8375 and speak to a staff member before 2:00 pm today, or register onsite tomorrow morning.



Click here for a list of 2017 Exhibitors.



Expo Registration 2-7-17 – Free
  Includes admittance into Wednesday and Thursday educational sessions.

Expo Barbecue Lunch 2-7-17 – $8
  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 (2-7-17) – $40
  $35 if purchased prior to the Expo.

Pork Leadership Breakfast (2-8-17) – $60
  $50 if purchased prior to the Expo.


Exhibitor Information:

At this time, we have 8 booth spaces available, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Diane Slater at 573-445-8375 or diane@mopork.com to reserve your booth space today.



Pork Expo Agenda


Tuesday, February 7, 2017
8:00 am Registration/Hospitality/Trade Show Open
  Registration sponsored by WIN-WIN, LLC
  Hospitality sponsored by The Parks Companies
8:00 am Silent Auction Open
9:30 am PQA Plus Certification
Sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association
Dr. Tim Safranski – University of Missouri
Tony Martin, DVM – MFA Incorporated”
Corinne Bromfield, DVM – University of Missouri
10:00 am Eliminating the Gremlins – Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Safety
Sponsored by JBS Live Pork
Moderator – Jerry Foster, JBS Live Pork
Glenn Fry – Ham Hill farms
Chris Rohlfing – Boone County Electric Cooperative
David Lorenz – Lorenz Electric, Pilot Grove
10:00 am In the Show Ring – Show Me Quality Assurance
Sponsored by Heimer Hampshires and Lindner United
  Scavenger Hunt sponsored by FCS Financial
Dr. Marcia Shannon – University of Missouri
Heather Conroy – University of Missouri Extension
10:00 am FFA Pork Speaking Contest
Sponsored by Alltech
11:00 am Expo Lunch ($8)
Sponsored by Lynch Livestock, Inc.
1:00 pm Producer Education Sessions
A. Market Outlook
Sponsored by Wiechman Pig Company
Dr. Steve Meyer – EMI Analytics
B. Preparing for the Common Swine Industry Audit
Sponsored by Monsanto
Jamee Amundson, MS – National Pork Board
1:00 pm In the Show Ring
Sponsored by Heimer Hampshires and Lindner United
Our Barn Door is Open – How Social Media Can Help Build Trust
Claire Masker – National Pork Board
Shambree Hagan – 2016 Showpig.com All Star, Princeton
Marlena Long – 2016 Showpig.com All Star, Paris
Breeders Panel
Moderator – Kylee Deniz, National Pork Board
Michael Curtis – Curtis Show Pigs, Thompson, MO
Everett Forkner – TruLine Genetics, Richards, MO
Jessie Heimer – Heimer Hampshires, Taylor, MO
Doug Porter – Porter O’Bannon Show Pigs, California, MO
Stephanie White – White House Genetics, Warrensburg, MO
2:00 pm Producer Education Session
A. Eyes On Target – What to Look for in the Barns – A Veterinarian’s Perspective
Sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition
Whitney Lincoln, DVM – Smithfield
B. Increasing Nutrients Availability to Midwest Crops and Improving Water Quality
Sponsored by More than Manure
Dave Kaltenberg – Verdesian Life Sciences
4:00 pm Trade Show Cash Bar
Beer/Soda sponsored by The Parks Companies
5:30 pm Reception
Sponsored by Ecodrum
6:00 pm Pork Industry Banquet ($40)
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 8, 2017
7:15 am Pork Leadership Breakfast
Sponsored by National Pork Producers Council
and Smithfield Hog Production Division
Keynote Speaker: Jim Wiesemeyer – Informa Economcis
Washington, D.C.
10:00 am Hot Topics – University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program
Sponsored by Zoetis
How the VFD is Impacting Producers
Corinne Bromfield, DVM – University of Missouri – Columbia
40 Pigs per Sow per Year – The European Experience
Dr. Tim Safranski – University of Missouri-Columbia
What to Do if a Vesicular Disease (or FAD) Comes to Your Farm
Corinne Bromfield, DVM – University of Missouri – Columbia
New Tools – White Board Messages
Dr. Ray Massey – University of Missouri Extension
Market Outlook
Dr. Scott Brown – 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


The Parks Companies
FCS Financial Missouri Soybean
NPPC Pork Checkoff
Missouri Corn
Heimer Hampshires JBS Logo - no white
Lindner United Monsanto
MoreThanManure Purina
 WIECHMAN-pig-BW-Logo  Zoetis
Boehringer Ingelheim Columbia CBS Logo 2014
DarPro Landmark-Bank
Missouri Wines Nedap
Rabo AgriFinance WinWin-VectorLogo