Minnesota Pork Congress 2018 is coming up next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center January 16th and 17, 2018 in downtown Minneapolis. This is one of my favorite events each year even though it is a little scary letting the farm boy into the big city! "Minnesota Pork Congress is the Midwest's best swine specific tradeshow and educational event that features a wide variety of tradeshow exhibitors, timely seminars and social activities designed exclusively for pig farmers and pork industry stakeholders."

The tradeshow hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday January 16, and Wednesday, January 17, 9a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Just a reminder as a "kick off' to Pork Congress the Minnesota Pork Board will hold their annual meeting the day before Pork Congress on Monday January 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00p.m.  All pork producers that paid into the mandatory Pork Check-off are encouraged to attend. This will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis 1001 S Marquette Ave Minneapolis 55403. I hope to see many pork Producers at the Minnesota Pork Board annual meeting or Pork Congress!