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“Sharing Knowledge for Profit” sessions are:
The National Pork Board approved its 2004 budget based on a revenue forecast of $50 million. About $10.5 million will be returned to states. The remainder will be spent for national promotion, research and consumer information programs.
“The budgeting process started with a strategic plan,” says Craig Christensen, Pork Board president from Ogden, IA. “The 2004 strategic planning process was a forward-looking effort to ensure that the checkoff is invested in programs that best meet the current needs of pork producers.”
The pork board approved a $45.7 million budget, which includes about $12 million for new initiatives. “Many of the new programs and initiatives for 2004 reflect a commitment to providing science-based answers,” notes Christensen.
The workshop “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System” provides hands-on demonstrations of all aspects of fans and controllers using a mobile ventilation room.
Registration costs $50 and sites are limited to 36 participants. Dates and sites include:
To register by phone, call 800-767-5287, or make check payable to University of Nebraska and mail to Pork Central, University of Nebraska, 303 Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0922.
The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University (ISU) has funded eight projects for ISU Extension staff to pursue: