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Iowa Pork Industry Center to offer PQA Plus 5 training

Article-Iowa Pork Industry Center to offer PQA Plus 5 training

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Pork Quality Assurance training session to be held Oct. 10.

The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is offering a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 5 certification session for program advisors on Monday, Oct. 10. This session will be held virtually, and coordinator Chris Rademacher, who also is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine veterinarian and interim pork industry center director, said those interested need to submit their application soon. 

"Anyone whose certification has expired or who is a first-time advisor must do an in-person training like this virtual offering," he said. "Potential attendees should plan on approximately six hours for the session, followed by an exam."

Qualification requirements are available on the two-page application form, which is available as both a fillable pdf document and a word document from the PQA page on the IPIC website. Applicants may use either version. There is a 15-person minimum, and no individual spot is guaranteed until the application is approved and specific payment is accepted by IPIC. The cost is $85 per person and includes all materials and online access. 

The session begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10 and connection information will be shared with approved applicants closer to that date. 

Future PQA Advisor certification sessions will be scheduled based on industry and applicant need, and application information will be shared when that is available. 

For more information, contact Chris Rademacher at 515-294-8792 or via email

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