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Annual Conference

March 10 - March 11

Plan now to join us for two days of educational meetings, national updates, networking and more at our annual meeting, conference and awards luncheon.

REGISTER NOWAgenda | Sponsors | Hotel Information

Tuesday, March 10* |Hilton Raleigh North Hills
1 p.m. Conference Registration open
sponsored by
1 p.m. TQA Training / certification

2 p.m.
General Session #1
Update from the CEO
3 p.m. General Session #2
November Election Outlook
Tim Boyum of Spectrum News will moderate discussion with Democratic campaign consultant Morgan Jackson, whose clients include Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican campaign strategist Paul Shumaker, who is heading up Sen. Tillis’ re-election campaign.
4 p.m. Welcome social sponsored by

5 p.m. Registration opens for Bacon Bash
5:30-10:00pm Bacon Bash
Members-only event to raise money for the NCPC Political Action Committee.  Tickets (must be a member to purchase tickets)

Wednesday, March 11* | Hilton Raleigh North Hills
7:00 a.m. Registration open sponsored by

7:15 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by
NC Farm Credit Associations logo
7:45 a.m.   Annual Meeting sponsored by
8:30 a.m.
State and National updates
NC Pork Council – Everett Johnson, 2019 President
National Pork Board – Bill Even, CEO
National Pork Producers Council – Neil Dierks, CEO
10:15 a.m. Break out Sessions (Choose one)
Sludge Management and Research (OIC credit)**
Dr. Mahmoud Sharara of N.C. State CALS shares the results of different sludge management options.
African Swine Fever update
What you need to know about ASF, the national standstill and the state’s response planning. Dr. Doug Meckes, State Veterinarian, NCDA&CS and Dr. Lisa Becton, National Board Board will present.
11:15 a.m. Break sponsored by
11:30 a.m.
General Permit Q&A (OIC credit)** 
Christine Lawson of the NC Department of Environmental Quality will answer questions about the current General Permit.
12:30 p.m.
Awards luncheon ($15) sponsored by
2 p.m Extended Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Batch Farrowing
Jason Williams, Smithfield | Derreck Williams, Goldsboro Milling
Will Herring, TDM | Dr. Billy Flowers, NC State University
Moderated by Dr. Mark Knauer, NCSU
Some companies are moving farms to batch farrowing to help with disease management, while others are moving away from it. Come to this 2-hour session to get an introductory lesson about this method and have the opportunity to ask the experts questions. 
PQA+ training / certification (2 hours)
Jan Archer
PQA Plus provides a framework for significant, relevant food safety standards and improved animal well-being. Pork producers pride themselves on the commitment to continuous improvement. To become certified, an individual must successfully complete the PQA Plus course and examination, which is administered by a certified PQA Plus Advisor.
4 p.m. Adjourn
  
*Schedule subject to change. Please check back for updates!
**OIC credit will be applied for
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Sponsors

Become a sponsor (pdf)

Alliant Group

NC Farm Credit Associations logo
Arm & Hammer

Hotel Information 
Hilton Raleigh North Hills (formerly North Raleigh Hilton)
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Rooms in the room block are $159; secure your room by Feb. 16 to ensure best price!
Reserve your room now online or calling 1-800-774-1500 and use the code NCPORK to receive the group rate.
The Hilton Raleigh North Hills (formerly North Raleigh Hilton) is newly renovated and convenient, just off the Wake Forest Road exit on the I-440 Beltline. Parking is free and abundant on site for all visitors. The hotel is convenient to downtown Raleigh and to North Hills.

Details

Start:
March 10
End:
March 11
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Venue

Hilton Raleigh North Hills
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone:
(919) 872-2323
Website:
https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/hilton-raleigh-north-hills-RDUNHHF/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-HI-RDUNHHF

Organizer

NC Pork Council