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Annual Conference

March 10, 2020 - March 11, 2020

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

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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 and State Update sponsored by
8:30 a.m.
National updates
NC Pork Council – Everett Johnson, 2019 President
National Pork Board – Bill Even, CEO
National Pork Producers Council – Neil Dierks, CEO
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 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.
11:00 a.m. Break sponsored by
11:10 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.
12:00 p.m.
Awards luncheon ($15) sponsored by
2 p.m Extended Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Batch Farrowing
Jason Baldwin, 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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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
Please consider using the hotel next door. You can walk between the two:

Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown

1105 Navaho Drive, 
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, 27609


March 10, 2020
March 11, 2020
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Hilton Raleigh North Hills
3415 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 872-2323
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NC Pork Council