2016 Iowa Pork Congress to feature eleven new seminars

Pork producers and others with employment or interest in pork production can attend eleven new seminars at the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association will hold its 44th annual convention and tradeshow Jan. 27 and 28 at the Iowa Events Center and all of the educational opportunities are offered at no additional cost to attendees.

Leading industry experts will facilitate sessions on regulations, prices and profitability, and more. IPPA also is offering several key panel discussions on pit foaming, emerging swine health challenges, alternative energy sources and water quality. 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. 27

Seminars

‚óè 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

‚óè Pit Foam & Producer Safety
Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University
Dr. Renée Anthony, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producer
10:45 a.m. - Noon
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

‚óè Controlling Emerging Swine Health Challenges
Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center
Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
Underwritten by Pork Network

‚óè Agriculture, Human Health & the Environment - Keynote Presentation
Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, Rooms 107 & 108

‚óè Prices & Profitability: Economic Outlook
Dr. Steve Meyer, Express Markets, Inc. Analytics
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106


Underwritten by National Hog Farmer

Training Sessions

‚óè Pork Quality Assurance® Plus certification
Colin Johnson, Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103

‚óè Transport Quality Assurance® certification
Mark Storlie -Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 103

Thursday, Jan. 28

Seminars

‚óè Investigating Alternative Energy Opportunities
William Haman, Iowa Energy Center
Jason Russell, Iowa Pork Producer
Joel Huber, Iowa Pork Producer
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

‚óè Farmchat: Connecting Farms with Classrooms
Cindy Hall, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, room 104

‚óè Agriculture Taking Action: Scaling Up Farmer-led Efforts to Improve Water Quality
Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa State University
Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
John Weber, Iowa Pork Producer
Rob Stout, Iowa Pork Producer
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106

‚óè Consumer Insights on Trust-building Transparency
J.J. Jones, Center for Food Integrity
12:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

‚óè Decreasing PRRS Impacts on Your Farm
Dr. Daniel Linhares, Iowa State University
Dr. Amber Stricker, Suidae Health and Production
Dr. Bill Hollis, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.
Austin Baker, Hog Slat, Inc.
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106

‚óèThe Future for Antibiotics
Dr. Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board
Dr. Carissa Odland, Pipestone Veterinary Services
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 107 & 108

Training Sessions

‚óè 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

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Preparing for the Common Swine Industry Audit
David Stender,Iowa State University
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
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. 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 28.

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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