MPA to Host 2015 Swine Health Symposium

Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association, in cooperation with MU Extension/Commercial Agriculture Program, is hosting the 2nd annual Swine Health Symposium on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Bradford Farms in Columbia. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the program will adjourn at 3:45 pm.


This educational opportunity is open to pork producers, veterinarians and industry professionals. It will provide attendees the chance to hear from leading experts in several areas of swine health and production, as well as participate in question and answer panels. Attending veterinarians will also earn 6.5 continuing education credit hours. This unique event will allow participants to further their knowledge and improve production practices.


Speakers include Linda Hickam, DVM, Missouri State Veterinarian; Steve Menke, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services; Lisa Becton, DVM, National Pork Board; Brent Sandidge, Ham Hill Farms and MPA Board; Pat McGonegle, National Pork Producers Council; Rob Christine, National Pork Board; Scott Stehlik, DVM, the Maschhoffs; Tom Fangman, DVM, Boehringer-Ingelheim; Steve Patterson, DVM, Northeast Veterinary Clinic; David Baumert, DVM, Cargill Pork; R.C. Ebert, DVM, Pleasant Hill Animal Clinic; and Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri.


Complimentary coffee, snacks and a buffet luncheon will be provided. The cost of attendance and continuing education credits has been generously paid for by our sponsors: FCS Financial, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Elanco Animal Health, Wiechman Pig Company and Lathrop & Gage, LLP. Registration is free, but limited to the first 150 registrants.


We encourage you to attend the 2015 Swine Health Symposium. Because of limited seating, we ask that you register no later than July 14, 2015. Please contact MPA Intern Rachel Groves at or (573) 445-8375 with any questions or concerns. You may register by phone or online at


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.


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