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Area meeting to focus on pork production

Thursday, February 11, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Indiana pork production will take center stage Monday, Feb. 22, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greencastle Lions Club.

David Hardin of Hardin Farms near Danville, Ind., will address the group at 6:30 p.m., at Monical's Pizza, located at 29 Putnam Plaza, Greencastle.

Hardin's topic of discussion will be, "The Pork Industry: More Than Just the Other White Meat."

The speech will showcase the industry's rural economic impact plus on-going programs to enhance the nutritional quality of pork, to protect the environment and to treat livestock humanely.

Due to new technologies and management systems, U.S. pork producers have trimmed pork's fat content 31 percent since 1983.

"Like other industries facing strong competitive pressure, we're working to constantly improve our ability to provide tasty, affordable and nutritious pork products in a responsible manner," Hardin said.

Hardin is one of more than 3,000 pork producers in Indiana.

For more information, call Pork Board Speakers Bureau representative Jennifer Fettchenhauer at 1-800-711-0747 Ext. 261.



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