Agriculture

Ag Informer – Iowa Swine Day Is June 30 in Ames

AMES, Iowa – The 2022 Iowa Swine Day program will provide widely regarded speakers sharing information on topics vital to today’s pork producer.

The 11th annual event will be held on Thursday, June 30, at the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8:30 a.m. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an event supporter.

The four plenary session speakers will set the learning stage.

Aaron Thomas, of Aplington-Parkersburg, will talk about opportunities and platforms for overcoming adversity and Ryan Brook, of the University of Saskatchewan, will share his research on the wild boar population. Karl Skold, of JBS USA, will present information on global market dynamics and impacts on US pork production, followed by Peter Zeihan, of Zeihan, on Geopolitics, who will give his thoughts on agriculture at the end of the world.

The afternoon program is organized into four concurrent sessions: foreign animal disease in Iowa, the evolving labor force, improving pig livability and Iowa State University research. Each session has four separate topics and attendees can choose one concurrent session or choose from any session and topic.

The post-program barbecue social returns this year, sponsored by TechMix, AB Vista and Lynch Livestock. Following the conclusion of the program at 4:30 p.m., the social will be held outdoors just south of the Scheman Building. This year’s barbecue will feature special guest speaker Tork Whisler, partner at TDF Media and co-host of This’ll Do Farm.

Cost is $65, and students may attend at no charge with the registration deadline of midnight, June 23. No walk-in registrations are accepted.

The full programregistration forms and information and directions to the venue are available on the Iowa Swine Day conference website.

Iowa Swine Day is hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center with support provided by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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