A Don’t Miss List for the Iowa Pork Congress

( National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff )

From profitability outlooks to environmental stewardship and from mycoplasma to African swine fever, the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress line-up of seminars is stronger than ever. North America’s largest winter swine trade show and conference is coming to Des Moines this week. A high-profile list of speakers and more than 300 trade show exhibitors will be featured Jan. 23 and 24 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. 

Here’s a quick look at seminars that you may want to get on your schedule to attend:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

9:30-10:30 a.m.: 
Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update with Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm

10:45-11:45 a.m.: 
Keynote: Were Those the Days? Agriculture Then and Now with Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis

12:45-1:45 p.m.: 
Environmental Stewardship & Pork Production Panel Discussion led by Sean McMahon of Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

2-3 p.m.: 
Facts & Fiction: Debunking Myths About the Environmental Impact of Livestock Production with Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California-Davis

3:15-4:15 p.m.: 
Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook with Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns of Kerns & Associates

Thursday, January 24, 2019

9:15-10:15 a.m.:
ASF, SPS, FADs – The Alphabet Soup Panel on Preparedness led by Dr. Andrew Hennenfent of IDALS

10:30-11:30 a.m.: 
Pork on the Menu! Led by Dallas Hockman of NPPC

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.:
Keynote: Thriving in Uncertainty with Mark Jewell, CEO and founder of Mark Jewell Speaking & Training

1-1:45 p.m.:
Giving Mycoplasma an Eviction Notice led by Dr. Chris Rademacher of Iowa State University

2-2:45 p.m.:
VFDs are Old News, Right? Led by Dr. Heather Fowler of the National Pork Board

3-3:45 p.m.: Mythbusting – The Ventilation Episode led by Dr. Brett Ramirez of Iowa State University

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Registration Open for 2019 Iowa Pork Congress