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Published March 27, 2010, 12:00 AM

Free webinars for pork, livestock farmers planned

MANKATO — A webinar on risk management in swine production and a Spanish-language Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification training webinar are planned for March and April.

By: Tribune News, West Central Tribune

MANKATO — A webinar on risk management in swine production and a Spanish-language Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification training webinar are planned for March and April.

“Future Swine Profitability: Importance of Implementing a Sound Risk Management Program” is the title of a PorkCast webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. There is no cost to participate.

Presenter Bret Oelke, University of Minnesota Extension Educator specializing in farm business management, will discuss how to develop and implement a risk management program that accounts for input costs and revenue. Oelke will also review the previous two years of volatility and change in the hog profitability cycle.

To access the live webinar, go to www.extension.umn.edu/swine/porkcast and click on the program title. Link to the program a few minutes prior to its start to assure there are no connection problems.

During the live program, participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions. Following the live program, the webinar will be archived at the Swine Extension Web site.

A free webinar for Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification in Spanish will be at 2 p.m. April 7. Registration for this Minnesota Pork Board-sponsored training is limited and is open to Minnesota farms only. To register, contact Trudy Wastweet at trudy@mnpork.com or 800-537-7675.

To ensure delivery of course materials for use during the webinar, register before Wednesday. When registering, each participant’s name, address and birth date must be provided, in addition to an e-mail address for the location where participants will view the webinar. Each viewing location will be sent an e-mail with unique log-in instructions and code. Webinar viewer requirements are a computer with Internet access, audio speakers, microphone or phone line.

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