Regional Pork Producers Conference Coming To Sheldon On Tuesday

Date posted - February 23, 2013

hogs pigs behind hog wire -- from ISU extensionSheldon, Iowa — A free meeting full of information for pork producers is coming up in Sheldon on Tuesday.

Iowa State University Extension Swine expert, Dave Stender tells us that the Iowa Pork Producers Association has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences February 25-28.

All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 25- Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26- Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, room 119
  • Wednesday, Feb. 27- Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center
  • Thursday, Feb. 28- Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office

Stender tells us who is scheduled to speak and what farmers can expect.

He says they’ll also welcome Iowa State University’s newest extension livestock economist, Dr. Lee Schulz.

Plus, Stender says ISU swine specialists also will offer free PQA Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or tbettin@iowapork.org for more information or to pre-register.

The conferences are also free for those who pre-register or you can get in for $5 at the door. Pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to schristensen@iowapork.org.

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