LANCASTER, Wis. — Pork producers and industry friends are invited to attend the 2022 Pork & Corn/Soy Expo on Feb. 3-4 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. During the Expo, Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) will be hosting several programs designed to keep pork producers current on industry issues, provide networking opportunities for youth and pork industry members, and offer quality assurance certification opportunities.
The Wisconsin Pork Association annual membership meeting will also take place on Thursday, Feb. 3.
All Wisconsin pork producers and industry partners are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting will begin at 12 p.m. at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The annual meeting allows WPA members an opportunity to provide input on policies and the future direction of the organization. Elections for the WPA board of directors and Pork Forum delegates will be held during the meeting. WPA scholarship and distinguished service award recipients will also be recognized.
Registration either through WPA or the Pork & Corn/Soy expo website is required. If you are only planning to attend WPA functions, please register through WPA. A form is available at www.wppa.org or you may contact the office at 608-723-7551 or emailing email@example.com.
Following the annual meeting, there will be a national industry update as well as the benefits and challenges of utilizing carbon credits.
For those looking to learn more about cooking pork at home, Chef Brock Decker, will be hosting a Cooking with Pork session at 3:00 p.m. In this fun and entertaining session, Chef Brock will demonstrate sous vide cooking and new techniques to make delicious pork entrees.
WPA will host their special “Porkapalooza” starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Africa Ballroom Foyer. This event is sure to put a smile on your face with exciting entertainment in the trade show by Bella Cain. An exciting band that is more than just music. This show will have you dancing in the aisles, eating pork hors d oeuvres and networking with some of the best people in the industry. Bella Cain covers practically every music genre and incorporates a Las Vegas type show to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Bring your checkbook or credit card, as the event will feature WPA’s auctions to raise funds for our Wisconsin youth and industry issues.
On Friday morning, February 4th producers and industry members are invited to a round-table discussion on industry issues during the Leadership Breakfast. NPB CEO Bill Even is scheduled to attend as well as NPPC Director of Industry Relations, Cody McKinley. Both will provide industry perspective as we head down the road in 2022.
Early registration deadline is January 21. The complete WPA Expo schedule and registration is available for download at www.wppa.org/expo or you may register for the entire Pork/Corn/Soy program online at www.cornsoyexpo.org.
— Wisconsin Pork Association