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Pork Producers Plan Conference In Great Falls

Montana State University Extension and the Montana Pork Producers Council will host a conference for small pork producers on Saturday, April 29, at Montana Expo-Park’s Family Living Center in Great Falls.

The conference, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is an opportunity for pork producers, 4-H members, FFA members and others to learn about swine genetics, pork production, herd health and pork recipes. Local chefs will prepare pork dishes for attendees after a morning of learning and education.

Featured speakers include Randy Shipley, owner of Shipley Swine Genetics and Shipley Genetics Boar Studs in Ohio; and veterinarian Anna Forseth, director of animal health with the National Pork Producers Council.

Registration, which includes lunch, is requested by April 19.

To register and for more information, call MSU Extension in Cascade County at 406-454-6980 or email Rose Malisani, MSU Extension agriculture agent in Cascade County, at

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