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Key seminars being offered at 2018 Iowa Pork Congress

Key seminars being offered at 2018 Iowa Pork Congress

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.

The 46th annual convention and trade show will be held Jan. 24 and 25 at the Iowa Events Center and all of the educational opportunities are offered at no additional cost to attendees.

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. The seminars are offered at no additional charge.

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

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

Wednesday, Jan. 24

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

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

● Chesapeake Bay Lessons Learned: Producer Perspective
Jennifer Debnam – Maryland Pork Producers Association
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106

● There’s a Snake in my Bumper! – Keynote
Mr. Matt Rush
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

● Prices & Profitability: Economic Outlook
Dr. Steve Meyer – Express Markets, Inc.
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by National Hog Farmer

Training Sessions
● Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification
Mark Storlie – Iowa State University
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103

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

Thursday, Jan. 25

Seminars
● Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know?
Dr. Jim Roth – Iowa State University
Dr. Judith Labounty – Iowa Dept. of Ag and Land Stewardship
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

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

● EMMP Update from Iowa DNR
Ted Petersen – Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

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

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

Training Sessions
● Confinement Site Manure Applicator certification
Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Dan Andersen- Iowa State University
10 a.m. – Noon
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103

All seminars and training sessions are held in the lower level of Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. 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. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 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 www.iowaporkcongress.org.

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