June 28, 2016
<p>Thousands of people braved the high temperatures to experience World Pork Expo 2016 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. (Photo courtesy of World Pork Expo)</p>
This year’s World Pork Expo reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10.
National Hog Farmer was there to cover the show from set-up to tear-down.
Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, the 28th annual Expo featured the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, a range of educational seminars and issue updates, and another Junior National swine show that filled the barns to capacity. The Big Grill served up more than 10,000 lunches; allied industry hospitality tents lined the streets of the Iowa State Fairgrounds; and MusicFest provided an evening of fun and fellowship.
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