November 5, 2020

The Pork Place
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, MO



 Register online now.


The 2020 Swine Institute is designed to inform Missouri industry leaders of the latest research and analysis impacting swine production.

This program has been approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credits through the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board.


Registration, materials and lunch provided by our generous sponsors.




8:30 am – Registration

8:55 – Welcome & Introductions

9:00 – Labor – Planning for the Future
Joe Horner, PhD – Extension Specialist, University of Missouri
Mary Sobba, MBA – Field Specialist, University of Missouri

9:30 – Slowing Growth was the Easy Part: What are the Repercussions?
Marcia Shannon, PhD – University of Missouri

9:50 – 20 years of Evolution in Manure Management: Where are we now?
Teng Lim, PhD, PE – University of Missouri

10:10 – Smaller Sized Packer/Processing – Viable Options for the Future
Bryon Wiegand, PhD – University of Missouri

10:30 – Break

10:40 – Mass Depopulation and Disposal & How it Would Differ in a FAD Situation
Lisa Becton, DVM – National Pork Board

11:10 – Agri-Security Within the Pork Industry
Bill Pittenger – Missouri Department of Agriculture

11:30 – Panel Discussion with Morning Speakers

11:50 – Presenting Sponsor
FCS Financial

12:00 – Lunch (prepared by Bob and Patty Wheeler at the Pork Place)

1:00 – We Care: Continuous Sustainability and Improvement in Pig Farming
Brett Kaysen, PhD – National Pork Board

1:20 – Insights from the National Pork Producers Council
Cody McKinley – Assistant Vice President, State and National Relations

1:40 – Weather Issues and Using the Design Storm Alert System
Patrick Guinan, PhD – University of Missouri

2:00 – Break

2:15 – Understanding the New Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Program
Ray Massey, PhD – University of Missouri

2:35 – The Economics of Hog Production: Ouch. But Hang in There!
Scott Brown, PhD – University of Missouri

3:00 – Panel Discussion with Afternoon Speakers

3:35 – Closing Remarks and Adjourn



For more information, contact Emma Rose Ploch at the Missouri Pork Association at 573-445-8375, or