(Clive, Iowa) February 1, 2021 – The Iowa Pork Producers Association is inviting the state’s pig farmers to attend one of four Iowa Pork Regional Conferences being held in February. The events are being held at different locations from Feb. 15 through Feb. 18.
- Monday, Feb. 15 – Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700
- Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Osceola at the Clarke County Fairgrounds Event Center, 2070 W. McLane St, Hwy. 34
- Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Waverly at the Waverly Civic Center, 200 1st St. NE
- Thursday, Feb. 18 – Washington at the Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th St.
- Water Quality in Pig Production – Dr. John Patience, an ISU professor of animal science, will discuss the central role of water and water quality in swine production.
- Hot Topics in Swine Health – Dr. Chris Rademacher of the Iowa Pork Industry Center will provide an update on current swine health issues and foreign animal disease preparedness activities
- Economic Issues Update – ISU Extension Livestock Economist Dr. Lee Schulz will talk about the many new economic tools for pork producers that became available or were updated in 2020
- Optimizing Your Most Valuable Resource – Valerie Duttlinger, Summitt SmartFarms, will talk about the best ways to keep yourself and your employees focused on the business goals
- Helping You Find the Right Resources – A review of decision-making tools that Iowa State University Extension Swine Specialists can provide for you to solve production problems and other issues on your pig farm.