Iowa Pork Congress Set For Jan. 25-26

Iowa Pork Congress Set For Jan. 25-26

If you're interested in hog production or marketing or any other aspect of the swine business, 2012 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines is the place to be.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association invites you to attend the annual Iowa Pork Congress January 25-26, 2012 at the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines. The annual gathering of pork producers and industry representatives is the nation's largest winter swine trade show and conference.

It will be held in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center as well as the Polk County Convention Complex. Pork Congress hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 25 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 26. The Iowa Pork Foundation's annual kick off reception and auction will be held January 24 and the IPPA youth swine judging contest will take place at the Polk County Convention Complex January 26.

Feed, swine genetics, building construction, equipment and animal health products are among the many products and services marketed by the nearly 300 companies participating at the Iowa Pork Congress 2012 trade show. The IPPA will again welcome attendees to the Pork Information Plaza, where guests can visit with IPPA producer leaders and representatives from the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and other affiliated organizations.

Educational seminars will present information you can take home and use

Seminars and educational opportunities are another popular draw for attendees. Topics of the one dozen sessions at this year's event include an update on PRRS disease, doing a better job of balancing swine diets, what's new with animal well-being, an update on regulations pertaining to swine operations and an explanation of nuisance laws and how they can affect hog producers.

The keynote address will be delivered by Wes Jamison, who will discuss the latest developments in the animal welfare movement.

Interested persons can register at www.iowporkcongress.org or by using the form in November issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine. IPPA members can attend at no charge by registering online or by completing and submitting the form. Registrations will be accepted after the Jan. 16 early registration deadline and at the door each day of the show, but the cost will be $10 per person.

 

2012 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars & Events

 

 

The following seminars were selected by IPPA producer leadership
and are funded by the Pork Checkoff.

 

 

 

Click on the event or seminar title to view details about the event.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Seminar or Event

Presented By

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Iowa Pork Taste of Elegance Reception (Invitation only)

IPPA Restaurant & Food Service Committee

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Seminar or Event

Presented By

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Annual Meeting

Iowa Pork Producers Association

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - IPPA Annual Meeting Luncheon

Sponsored by National Pork Board

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction

Iowa Pork Producers Association

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Seminar or Event

Presented By

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Trade Show

Iowa Pork Producers Association

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Iowa Pork Queen & Premier Youth Ambassador Speeches

Iowa Pork Producers Association

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - -Seminar- Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Eldon McAfee- Beving Swanson & Forrest

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Pork Quality Assurance Plus Training Session

Iowa State University Extension - Dave Stender - ISU Extension Swine Specialist

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - -Seminar- Diet Decisions for the $ and the Hog- Part I Less Obvious Implications of Using Alternative Ingredients in Practical Diets- Part II Feeding for Pork Quality: Impacts of DDGS-

Dr. John Patience- Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science and Dr. Kenneth Prusa- Iowa State University, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Winter Pork Picnic

Sponsored by: Iowa Pork Producers Association

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - -Seminar- Dreaming of a World without PRRS- Part I Evaluating Regional Projects and Opportunities for PRRS Elimination- Part II Proven Practical Strategies for PRRS Free Heard

Dr. Robert Morrison- University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine- Dr. Jim Lowe- Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Transport Quality Assurance Training Session

Iowa State University Extension - Mark Storlie - ISU Extension Swine Specialist

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Iowa Pork Queen & Premier Youth Ambassador Media Interviews

IPPA Youth Committee

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - -Keynote Speaker - The Power of Activist Communications: Making Meaty Messages

Dr. Wes Jamison

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - -Seminar- Riding the Roller Coaster: Economic Outlook

Dr. Steve Meyer- Paragon Economics

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Producer Recognition Reception

Iowa Pork Producers Association

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Banquet

Iowa Pork Producers Association

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Dessert Reception

Pfizer Animal Health

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Seminar or Event

Presented By

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Youth Judging Contest

Iowa Pork Producers Association

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Trade Show

Iowa Pork Producers Association

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - -Seminar- Animal Well Being Decisions for Modern Pork Production- Part I Safe and Effective Animal Movement- Part II Euthanasia, Concern Reporting & ISU Research

Dr. Matt Ritter- Elanco Animal Health and Dr. Suzanne Millman- Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Confinement Site Manure Applicator Training Session

Angela Rieck-Hinz - Iowa State University and Jeff Prier - Iowa DNR

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - -Seminar- Your Investments at Work: National Organization Update- Part I Policy, Regulations, & Trade- Part II Pork Checkoff Programs-

Neil Dierks- CEO, National Pork Producers Council and Bill Winkelman - National Pork Board

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - -Seminar- Building Your Value Added Market: Production Panel

Expert Panel

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - -Seminar- Understanding Contracts and Liens

Eldon McAfee- Beving Swanson & Forrest

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