Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day planned for March 12 at K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- March 12 is the date for the Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day to be held at K-State's Weber Arena in Manhattan. The day will bring together youth, parents, swine project leaders and others to increase their knowledge about swine production and management.

Featured speaker, Al Schminke, of Van Horne, Iowa, along with K-State faculty will give presentations and demonstrations covering the selection of a project, nutrition, and show ring skills. Other topics will be tailored to the appropriate age groups such as breeds and swine identification, meat and carcass evaluation and two weeks to show day.

All participants will receive a K-State Show Pig Guide, a T-shirt and a complimentary lunch. More than $600 in prizes will be given away at the event, including a subscription to Seedstock EDGE donated by the National Swine Registry. Sponsors for the event include the Kansas Pork Association, Suther Feeds and Valley Vet Supply.

In 2009 Junior Swine Producer Day drew more than 300 participants from 39 counties.

The cost to register is $10 per person if paid by March 1; $15 if paid after that date. More information and printable registration forms are available at www.YouthLivestock.KSU.edu or by contacting Chelsea Tomascik at tomascik@k-state.edu or 785.532.1264, or Joel DeRouchey at jderouch@ksu.edu or 785.532.2280.

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