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Reboot in 2023 Focus of Ridgetown’s 59th South Western Ontario Pork Conference

Ridgetown: Registration will open December 1, 2022, for the 59th annual South Western Ontario Pork Conference (SWOPC) and producers and industry representatives will return to Ridgetown Campus for an in-person event on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

“This is an exceptional opportunity to share the latest industry and research news with Ontario producers while providing time for networking with industry representatives,” says Darren Sloan, Chairperson, SWOPC Planning Committee. 

Beginning at 12:30 PM guests will have the opportunity for an informative walking tour of the Ridgetown Campus Swine Education Centre. Curtis Mikel, College Research Professor, will host the on-site tour and is excited to show producers this exceptional teaching facility.From 2:00 to 4:00 PM registrants will have the opportunity to enjoy the Conference Trade Show and meet with a diverse group of industry representatives.

Beginning at 4:00 PM the guest speaker line-up begins:

  •  Ryan Martin, Producer, Chatsworth, ON will share some key learning experiences.
  • •Chantel Farmer, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Quebec, will share her latest findings in swine lactation biology.
  • Dr. Ryan Tenbergen, Veterinarian, Demeter Veterinary Services, Woodstock, will address local herd health issues.

Following the speaker presentations registrants will have time to network and socialize as they enjoy dinner.

The conference’s feature speaker, Dr. John Patience, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, Iowa, a global leader in swine nutrition education will wrap-up the program. Pre-registration is $30.00 until February 10, 2023. Students 18 years and under are $20.00.Register early and save $15.00. Online pre-registration and the full program schedule areavailable at bdc/

The Conference welcomes further industry sponsorship inquiries and questions from producers should be directed to Loree Elgie, Conference Co-ordinator, Business Development Centre, Ridgetown Campus at or call 1- 866-222-9682, or 519-674-1500 ext. 63273. Please join us in Ridgetown on February 22, 2023, for this exciting event.

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus offers applied diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs focused on animals, plants, and environmental sustainability. You can learn more at and inquires for fall 2023 studies are welcome to At Ridgetown Campus we work to improve the world growing around

Source : BDC Ridgetowns

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