Welcome to the Pork Conference

Networking – Back in 2021!

Network with the more than 900 attendees at NPIC with most producer participants representing the top 150 pork production systems in North America. Participants represent areas of management, production, nutrition, health, finance, human resources and more.


NPIC will showcase over 25 highly qualified speakers who will bring their expertise to mainstage and breakout sessions.


Break-out sessions are presented on Monday afternoon of the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to choose between 10+ sessions focused on relevant industry topics.

Family Fun – Back in 2021!

Wisconsin Dells, better known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World!®” offers fun for all ages. Enjoy the endless hours of fun at the NPIC host hotel, Kalahari, where there is an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures for the whole family in the resort waterpark and thrilling indoor theme park. Plus, check out the resort’s other amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon and exceptional dining options.

Golf – Back in 2021!

Year after year folks look forward to the annual NPIC golf tournament held on Tuesday afternoon at the award winning Trappers Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells. Please visit the Registration section of the web page to register for the golf tournament.

Hope to see you there!

NPIC celebrates its 25th year in 2021. Once again, three full days of exceptional presentations, networking and collaboration will take place during the conference. We hope to see you in July!

About Conference

25th Annual National Pork Conference

The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) was the vision of Larry Graham and has roots back to the early 90’s. The current generation of NPIC was founded by Larry & Jean Graham in 1996 and was initially held at various upper Midwest locations. As the conference attendance grew, it ultimately found a home at the Four Seasons Resort, then Tan-Tar-A at Lake of the Ozarks, before moving in 2010 to its current location at the Kalahari Waterpark and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

The NPIC conference is built upon three pillars: education, networking, and family. The conference offers a wide array of sessions focused on current swine industry topics, nutrition, health, safety, marketing and more. 21st Century Strategic Forums, L.L.C. produces and hosts the conference and partners with leading allied industry companies to deliver what some call, “The Best Pork Producer Event in North America”.

The National Pork Industry Conference is held annually the 2nd week of July and attracts 900 attendees with most producer participants representing the Top 150 Pork Production Systems in North America.


Get The Kids Involved

Back in 2021! The National Pork Industry Conference (NPIC) is partnering with Smithfield Foods and the National Pork Board to offer the 2021 Smithfield Foods Youth Workshop to elementary and middle school-age youth during the NPIC conference. The workshop will be an exciting and interactive way to get our youth involved in the pork industry! Youth will learn about pork production, fresh pork marketing, career options in the pork industry and have a chance to grill up their very own pork creations.

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI



Conference Agenda


July 11, 2021

2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Kalahari Convention Center – Africa West

Enjoy a delicious barbeque with select pork items prepared by Lynch Livestock on their BIG GRILL that you’ve seen at World Pork Expo. Join old friends and make new ones!


July 12, 2021

6:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30 am – 7:45 am
  • Breakfast – Africa West
8:00 am

Main Stage Session

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • TBA.
12:00 pm

Conference Attendee Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Lunch – Africa West
1:15 pm

Lead Sponsor Breakout Sessions

1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
  • TBA, Kalahari Convention Center


July 13, 2021

6:30 am

Early Bird Session

6:30 am – 7:45 am
  • TBA – Africa East
6:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

6:30 am – 7:45 am
  • Breakfast – Africa West
8:00 am

Main Stage Session

8:00 am – 11:30 am
  • TBA- Africa East
12:30 pm

NPIC Golf Tournament

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Golf Tournament – Trappers Turn Golf Course


July 14, 2021

6:30 am

Grab n Go Breakfast

6:30 am – 7:45 am
  • Breakfast – Africa West
8:00 am

Main Stage Session

8:00 am – 11:30 am
  • TBA-Africa East


Registration for the 2021 Conference and Golf is now available! Hope to see you there.


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