South Dakota State University will hold its SDSU Swine Day at the Wilbert Square Event Center (931 25th Ave.) in Brookings, on Nov. 3. Beginning at 9 a.m. CST, the program will include current and completed swine research in production, nutrition and reproduction.
Angie Krieger, vice president of Domestic Marketing for the National Pork Board, will serve as the keynote speaker. She is responsible for building relationships with all segments of the pork packing and processing community in order to ensure NPB's product marketing, issues management, education and research initiatives are aligned with packer and processor priorities.
Lunch will be served after listening to an update on the SDSU Meat Lab from Keith Underwood, associate professor of Animal Science. In the afternoon, SDSU swine faculty and graduate students will share highlights from their research programs. Graduate students presenting include Yesid (Ricardo) Garavito Duarte, Christian Ramirez-Camba, Talia Everding, Analicia Swanson, David Clizer and Hannah Miller. Some updates and information on the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory will be provided by Jane Christopher-Hennings, director of the SD ADRDL. Ben Hause, SDSU assistant professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, will speak about "Swine Diagnostics and Research."
Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited to 100 participants. SDSU asks that attendants please adhere to any notifications throughout the building, maintain appropriate social distancing and respect the additional precautions to allow collaborations and connections, such as these events, to continue to take place safely and responsibly. Face coverings will be worn when in public spaces with the exception of during meals.
Registration is open, go the the Events page and search for Swine Day.
9 a.m.: Short presentations session with graduate students
10 a.m.: Welcome comments — Joe Cassady, head of the SDSU Department of Animal Science
10:15 a.m.: Keynote speaker — Angie Krieger, vice president of Domestic Marketing, National Pork Board
11:30 a.m. SDSU Meat Lab — Keith Underwood, associate professor
12 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m.: SDSU Swine Faculty and Graduate Student Research Program Highlights (Part 1)
1:30 p.m.: Update from the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory — Jane Christopher-Hennings, department head, and Ben Hause on "Swine Diagnostics and Research"
2 p.m.: SDSU Swine Faculty and Graduate Student Research Program Highlights (Part 2)
2:55 p.m.: Discussion and closing
3 p.m.: SDSU Swine Education Advisory Council
For more information contact Ryan Samuel, SDSU assistant professor and SDSU Extension Swine specialist, by email.