2009 National Pork Industry Forum

Forum set for March in Texas.

The National Pork Board has scheduled the 2009 National Pork Industry Forum to be held March 5-7 at Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport, Texas.

The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board also look forward each year to the direction they get from the deliberations of the Pork Act Delegates. The Delegates always let us know their views on the important issues facing pork producers and the pork industry, and on how they would like to see the Pork Checkoff dollars invested.

We've chosen for our theme this year: "Principles, Practices and Proof: The Path to Success." Producers who have followed news reports about our industry in recent months know that this is a theme that should give us much to discuss and debate. Delegates last year approved the industry's Statement of Ethical Principles. One of the questions before Delegates this year will be what's next in the industry's efforts to create a positive public image.

On Thursday afternoon, March 5, make sure you arrive by 3:30 p.m. for an interesting discussion among producers - a program that gets good reviews every year. The details of that program are not yet final, but will include discussions on "We Care", a responsible pork initiative being led by the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and the pork industry. For more infomation, visit pork.org.

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