VIV International Pork Production Summit

International Production & Processing Expo

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Atlanta, GA, 1 – 5 p.m.

‘Opportunities for pork exports to China and India’

Time & Room: 3.00 PM – 3.30PM – B-303
By Dermot J. Hayes
Dermot Hayes is the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness, professor of economics, and professor of finance at Iowa State University. He is co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at Iowa State. He has distinguished himself with many awards at the college and university levels for his work as a teacher and researcher. In 2006 he received a "Publication of Enduring Quality" award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. AAEA named him a Fellow in 2007, its highest recognition for distinction in the discipline. Besides his analysis of U.S. farm policy and international agricultural trade, his other research interests include food safety, livestock modeling, demand analysis, and commodity markets. Since 1995 he has been a consulting trade economist for the National Pork Producers Association.


‘The four P’s of  Pig Production’

Time & Room:  3.30 PM – 4.00 PM – B-303
By Vincent ter Beek
Vincent ter Beek has been working for the global title Pig Progress since 2005 and he became editor of the magazine and website two years later. Before joining Reed Business, he worked as a reporter for a newspaper in the Netherlands – and as a college teacher. He graduated from Groningen University in 2001, holds an MA in history and journalism and he followed a post-graduate journalism course in the United Kingdom. Being an agricultural ‘immigrant’, he is able to observe the pig industry from a different angle.


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