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Swine production seminar set for NW Iowa

By Staff | Mar 9, 2017

CHEROKEE – Swine producers in northwest Iowa may attend a one-day swine production seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23 at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Highway 71, in Okoboji.

ISU Extension swine specialist Dave Stender said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers.

Stender will assist with hosting the program which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center (1405 U.S. Highway 71, Okoboji). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided at noon.

“Record pork production, new packing plants and the new administration will affect the business of swine production,” Stender said. “If you are involved in making decisions on your farm, you’ll want to attend this program. There is no cost and no preregistration required.”

The program schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Registration and welcome.
  • 10 a.m.: “Prime Pork: Giving New Life to Windom!” presented by Greg Strobel of Strobel Farms.
  • 11 a.m.: “Adapting to Change: Who will do it best?” presented by Kent Bang, of AgStar Financial.
  • 12 noon: Lunch.
  • 1 p.m.: “Managing Pigs in an Unhealthy World,” presented by Dr. Chris Rademacher, of ISU.
  • 2 p.m.: “Getting Lean in 2017!” presented by Chris Peterson, of Hubbard Feeds.
  • 3 p.m.: Wrap up, open discussion and questions.

For more information, contact Stender at (712) 261-0225 or dstender@iastate.edu.

The program is sponsored by Hubbard Feeds, Iowa State University Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and Elanco.

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