Plan to attend 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences

Plan to attend 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences

Disease control, pork traceability, industry audits, swine health research are some of the topics to be covered.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: At the Iowa Pork Regional Conferences later this month producers will learn how to prepare for an audit and get swine management updates from ISU Extension. The Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association and ISU co-sponsor this annual series at different sites around the state.

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 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences. 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 the 2015 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences later this month. If you attend you'll also hear about how to prepare for an audit and get swine program updates from swine specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa Pork Producers Association, and ISU Extension and Outreach cosponsor this annual series at different sites around the state.

No cost to attend if you pre-register for Feb. 23-26 meetings
There is no cost for those who preregister and pork operation employers, managers and staff are encouraged to attend. Walk-in registration is $5 per person, payable at the door. A link to the program brochure is available on the IPIC website. To preregister, people should call IPPA at 800-372-7675 or email [email protected].

Four regional conferences will be held Feb. 23 to 26. All locations will follow the same 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule.

• Monday, Feb. 23 – Sheldon

• NW Iowa Community College, Building A, Room 116/119

• Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Carroll

• Carroll County Extension Office

• Wednesday, Feb. 25 – Nashua

• The Borlaug Learning Center

• Thursday, Feb. 26 – Iowa City

• Johnson County Extension Office

Pork Checkoff veterinarians Dr. Patrick Webb and Dr. Dave Pyburn, along with Sherrie Webb from the 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.

Learn the latest information on swine health, audits and traceability
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 and Outreach swine 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. Contact him by phone 800-372-7675 or email at [email protected].

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