January 10, 2024 8:00 AM - January 11, 2024 8:00 AM

Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Come up for our 55th Annual Trade Show, where over 160 exhibitors will display the latest technology, equipment, vet supplies, construction and more at our annual trade show.

This is an action-packed, informative, two-day event for the South Dakota Pork Industry including:

Trade Show

Open Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm and Thursday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Annual Business Meetings (Checkoff & Non-Checkoff)

The Non-Checkoff meeting, January 11th @ 1:30pm held in Amphitheater I, will have a special guest, SD State Veterinarian, Dr. Thompson. She will be giving an update on the grant that she has received to assist in South Dakota's preparedness for Foreign Animal Disease.

Producer Educational Seminars

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024
NPPC & NPB: Working Together
10:00 AM Amphitheater I
Bryan Humphreys CEO NPPC & Dr. Brett Kaysen Senior VP of Producer & State Engagement NPB
Please join Bryan and Brett for a candid discussion on current issues and topics NPPC and NPB are addressing and how they work to promote and advocate for the pork producer. They will also detail how both organizations collaborate to support the industry’s needs and concerns.

TQA Certification 10:30 AM Amphitheater II
Dr. Ryan Samuel, SDSU Extension Swine Specialist
Whether it’s transporting pigs to harvest or moving pigs between farms, animal handlers play a key role in maintaining herd health. This certification program consists of a presentation of a variety of topics like basic animal behavior and handling, transportation of pigs, fitness of the pig and bio-security. Upon completion of this training course and passing the exam, you will receive a certificate card in the mail from the Pork Checkoff.

Seminar I 1:00 PM Amphitheater II
SHIP/Ag View/Secure Pork Supply Plan
Dr. Webb and Dr. Holck will give insight into how SHIP (Swine Health Improvement Plan), AG View and the Secure Pork Supply Plan are all ways of providing up to date data when it’s needed most. For the U.S. pork industry, AgView is the path to protection for America’s pig farms that will help navigate uncertainty in the event of a crisis. US SHIP aims to establish a platform for safeguarding, improving, and representing the health status of swine across participating farm sites, states, and regions. The SPS Plan provides resources to help sites prepare ahead of time rather than during chaos or outbreak. These systems support the current and future health assurance needs of the US pork industry.

PQA Plus® Certification 3:00 PM Amphitheater II
Dr. Bob Thaler & Dr. Ryan Samuel, SDSU Extension Swine Specialists, Professors
The Pork Checkoff’s Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program and producers’ commitment to the We Care® ethical principles have long provided guidance for responsible on-farm antibiotic use. At this certification seminar, Drs. Thaler and Samuel walk you through the certification process and discuss the advantages of having your farm site certified, as well as reinforcing management techniques that enhance production and animal well being. After completing this training course, you will receive a certificate card in the mail from the Pork Checkoff. The last component to the certification is the farm site assessment. To find an advisor in your areas to assess your site, visit www.pork.org or call (800) 456-PORK.

Thursday, January 11th, 2024
Seminar II 10:00 AM Amphitheater II
Damian Mason
Imagine a talk show host mixed with an agricultural economist with a healthy dose of comedian. That’s Damian Mason. Damian delivers crisp, current, Ag commentary intersected with humor. His positive, hilarious, straight talk resonates with Ag audiences from across the spectrum. Damian is the author of multiple books. His two most recent are: “Do Business Better” and “Food Fear.” He’s also extremely active on social media, Fox News, NewsMax and Cheddar News spreading information and dispelling misinformation about the world’s most important industry: Agriculture.

Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 – Ramkota Hotel with a Live Auction following the Banquet

Guest Speaker Damian Mason

Thursday January 11th, 2024 @ 10AM