The 2012 Iowa Pork Congress takes place Jan 2526 in Des Moines

Key seminars being offered at 2018 Iowa Pork Congress

The swine industry’s leading experts will present sessions on regulations, manure and cover crops, prices and profitability and foreign animal disease.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has lined up several important business seminars for pig farmers and other attendees at the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines, Jan. 24-25.

The 46th annual convention and trade show will be held at the Iowa Events Center, and all of the educational opportunities are offered at no additional cost to attendees.

The IPPA is committed to offering seminars on the timely subjects and issues of greatest importance to pig farmers and the industry at Pork Congress. The swine industry’s leading experts will present sessions on regulations, manure and cover crops, prices and profitability and foreign animal disease, as well as several others.

In addition to the seminars, producers can obtain or renew certification in the pork industry’s Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance program as well as manure application.

The following is a complete schedule of seminars, training sessions and speakers.

Jan. 24
Seminars

9:15-10:30 a.m.: Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update; Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 and 106

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program; Dan Andersen and Matt Helmers, Iowa State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 and 108

1-2 p.m.: Chesapeake Bay Lessons Learned: Producer Perspective; Jennifer Debnam, Maryland Pork Producers Association
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 and 106

2:15-3:15 p.m.: There’s a Snake in my Bumper!; Keynote by Matt Rush
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 and 108

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Prices & Profitability: Economic Outlook; Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 and 106 (Underwritten by National Hog Farmer)

Training sessions

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification; Mark Storlie, Iowa State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Room 103

1-3:30 p.m.: Transport Quality Assurance certification; Dave Stender, Iowa State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Room 103

Jan. 25
Seminars

9:15-10:30 a.m.: Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know?; Jim Roth, Iowa State University, Judith Labounty, Iowa Department of Ag and Land Stewardship
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 and 108

10:45-11:45 a.m.: Washington in the Age of Trump: Can Republicans Govern?; Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer
Hy-Vee. Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 and 106

12-12:45 p.m.: EMMP Update from Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Ted Petersen, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 and 108

1-2 p.m.: USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren’t they telling us to eat like pigs?; Eric Berg, North Dakota State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 105 and 106

2-4 p.m.: How NOT to fail an Audit: Euthanasia and other considerations; Erik Potter, Iowa State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 and 108

Training sessions

10 a.m.-Noon: Confinement Site Manure Applicator certification; Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dan Andersen, Iowa State University
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Room 103

Seminars are funded by the Pork Checkoff.

The Iowa Pork Congress is open to all pork producers, allied business partners and others involved in the pork industry. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 25.

Admission at the door is $10 for those not preregistered.

For more information, contact the Iowa Pork Producers Association at 515-225-7675, 800-372-7675 or visit IowaPorkCongress.org.

Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association

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