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Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Offered

December 20, 2006

BRYAN-MONTPELIER, Ohio -- Pork producers interested in non-traditional pork markets have the opportunity to attend the Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference Jan. 23 at the Ramada Conference Center in Bryan-Montpelier, Ohio.

Ohio State University Extension is partnering with Michigan State University Extension and the National Pork Board to provide pork producers with scientific-based information on niche markets and customer-valued products. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Topics of discussion during the conference include consumer trends and buying potential, supply systems, producer marketing associations, grant availability, production costs associated with alternative feeding systems, marketing a niche product, and niche pork production. Participants will also hear from niche pork producers on how they develop and market their product.

More information on the Swine Niche Pork Producer Conference can be found at Early registration of $30 is due by Jan. 16. Registration at the door is $35. The fee covers materials, refreshments and lunch.

For further information, contact Florian Chirra at (419) 636-5608 or e-mail

Candace Pollock
Dale Ricker