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Pork regional conferences set

By Staff | Feb 15, 2015

SHELDON/CARROLL – Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about disease preparedness and traceability, development and implementation of common industry audits, and swine health research at a pair of 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences.

They are:

  • Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, room 116, 119 in Sheldon.
  • Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office in Carroll.

Attendees will hear about how to prepare for an audit and get swine program updates from Iowa State University Extension swine specialists.

The Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association, and ISU Extension cosponsor this annual series at different sites around the state.

There is no cost for those who preregister. Walk-in registration is $5 per person, payable at the door.

The conferences are designed for pork operation employers, managers and staff.

Pork Checkoff veterinarians Dr. Patrick Webb and Dr. Dave Pyburn, along with Sherrie Webb from National Pork Board, will share their experience and expertise in developing and implementing a common industry audit, and in building disease preparedness and traceability throughout the U.S. Specific presenters will vary by location.

Newly hired ISU extension swine veterinarian and national renowned swine production medicine expert, Dr. Chris Rademacher, will share updates on diagnostic submissions and swine health research at Iowa State, along with his plans for advanced field research in his new role.

At their respective locations, ISU Extension swine program specialists will provide updates on practical audit preparation, training opportunities and programming, and resources available through IPIC at Iowa State. They’ll also lead PQA Plus training sessions for attendees from 9:30 a.m. to noon the day of each session.

The training is free for those who preregister, so please indicate attendance for this training as well as the afternoon conference by contacting IPPA’s producer education director Tyler Bettin by phone (800) 372-7675 or email at tbettin@iowapork.org.

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