Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

2018 Annual Meeting & Conference

March 8, 2018

The NC Pork Annual Meeting & Conference has a new date and a new location! The event will be held March 7 & 8, 2018 at the new StateView Hotel on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, across from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

NOTE: The host hotel is sold out. The closest hotel we can find with room availability is Holiday Inn Express Raleigh-Cary on Dillard Drive, 4.3 miles away. 

The conference is free. The annual awards luncheon is $10.


Wednesday, March 7
5:30 – 10 p.m.
The members-only Bacon Bash will take place to raise money for the NCPC Political Action Committee.


Thursday, March 8

7:00 a.m. Registration opens Today’s events sponsored in part by
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet & Annual Meeting Includes updates from NCPC board of directors and National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council


9:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by

  • NCSU Swine Research Update – Dr. Billy Flowers
  • Bioenergy projects using swine waste (OIC credit applied for)
10:15 a.m. BREAK  Wi-fi throughout the day sponsored by

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by

  • Social Media on the Farm
  • Sludge Drying (OIC credit applied for)
Noon Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by
Keynote by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler

Awards to be presented:

Outstanding Pork Producer, Emerging Leader, Award for Excellence in Innovation, WW Shay Award for Industry DistinctionHall of Fame.

1:45 p.m. Session 3 Ask your Regulator (OIC credit available)
2:30 p.m. Howling Cow Ice Cream Break
Sponsored by
3:00 p.m. Session 4 NC Pork updates
4:00 p.m. Adjourn



Thank you to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsor

Sponsorship Information

Be a sponsor at the 2018 NC Pork Conference!

Download sponsorship info

Contact Jen Kendrick for more info.

Hotel Information

The StateView Hotel is located on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus, near the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

Book your hotel room SOLD OUT!

The closest hotel we can find with room availability is Holiday Inn Express Raleigh-Cary on Dillard Drive, 4.3 miles away.


Extend your stay in Raleigh and play golf at the beautiful Lonnie Poole Golf Course, right across the street from the hotel.

Conference attendees can play for $40 for greens fee, cart fee and a small range basket of balls per person. Club rental is $40 per set if needed.

Disclosure: It is March, so the greens will be in a healing phase from aerating the week before.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer before the Bacon Bash on March 7 or the day after the conference, March 9, contact the golf course at 919-833-3338 and tell them you are with the NC Pork Conference to get the discounted rate. This discount is not available the day of the conference, March 8. The hotel group rate is extended to the evening of March 8 if you want to stay in town after the conference to play golf the next day!


March 8, 2018
Event Tags:
, ,


StateView Hotel
2451 Alumni Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
+ Google Map