MADISON, Wis. — Livestock producers and meat processors of all sizes – as well as others affiliated with supporting these groups – are invited to attend the inaugural Wisconsin Meat Industry Coalition Conference. The event is set for Oct. 13-14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Madison East, located at 4402 E Washington Ave., Madison, Wis.
The new conference was established to pursue the quest for common interests among the various sectors of meat animal industries, explore opportunities to develop a more unified industry voice, and identify collaborative longitudinal opportunities with individual and collective high impact potential benefit.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Joe Kiedinger of Prophit Co., who will give a talk on the topic “Growing Your Business with Dignity and Purpose.” Attendees will also hear from industry members during two panel discussions – one featuring farmers representing Wisconsin’s beef, swine and sheep industries, and a second with representatives from the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, Wisconsin Restaurant Association and Wisconsin Grocers Association.
The Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame recognition ceremony will take place on the evening of Oct. 13 in conjunction with the conference, an event that will honor new hall of fame members Ron Russell, a dedicated UW–Madison meat science instructor, and Christopher Salm, an entrepreneur who helped found numerous businesses. The conference also includes a presentation ceremony for meat industry scholarships awarded to students at UW–Madison, UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls.
There will be ample opportunities for networking during the conference.
For more information, including the agenda and registration details, go to www.bit.ly/WIMeatCoalition.
— UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences