Iowa Swine Day Goes Virtual Starting June 25

( National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff )

Like many things in 2020, the ninth-annual Iowa Swine Day is moving forward, but with a different look and feel, conference organizers say. A five-part webinar series of select speakers from the planned 2020 conference program will replace the live conference.

The webinars will be offered on Thursdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. CDT. Participants will have the opportunity to interact, ask questions and learn from two presenters featured each week. 

The first webinar will be held on June 25 featuring Christine McCracken, Rabobank executive director, animal protein. She will discuss the increasingly complex U.S. pork industry outlook and how trade disruption, disease and changing consumer behavior may impact your business. Joseph Yaros, DVM, with Pipestone Veterinary Services, will share his experiences in China with African swine fever and will discuss real-world cases of ASF in multiple barns and the protocols put in place to prevent future infections.

See the entire lineup and register at There is no cost to attend the webinars. Webinars will be recorded and available on the Iowa Pork Industry Center website following the conclusion of the series.

Iowa Swine Day will continue to focus on important issues facing U.S. pork producers. Building upon the success of past programs, organizers say they are continuing to seek industry input from the planning committee.

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