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John Mabry, IPIC director from 2000-2012, retires from ISU this month. He'll remain as emeritus faculty with an office in Kildee and will keep his same email address. Thanks to John for his great leadership at IPIC and best wishes for a wonderful retirement.

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IPPA offers six scholarships each for new and returning students. Iowa residents who will attend an Iowa two- or four-year school this fall and major in an agriculture field with pork industry interest should consider applying for scholarships provided by Iowa Pork Producers Association. Application deadline is April 1, 2015. See more info and links to online forms for these scholarships on the IPPA website.

 

A team of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists, including IPIC interim director Jay Harmon, have developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor mitigation techniques that could be useful on their farms. Read more about the new Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) that's web-based and available at no charge.

 

Need to get a confinement manure applicator certification? Or is it time to recertify? Read more about the dates, locations and costs for confinement site workshops offered by Iowa State University in January and February.

 

Iowa native and ISU alum Donald Beerman has been named chair of the ISU animal science department. He begins Jan. 5, and comes from University of Nebraska--Lincoln where he was interim director of the School and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.Beermane also led the UNL animal science department from 1999 to 2007. He succeeds Maynard Hogberg, who has been chair at ISU since 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

ISU Extension swine program specialists have new geographical responsibilities. Take a quick look at the areas for each of the six specialists. CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

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