IN THE NEWS
Registrations for two successful distance education programs for specific segments of the pork industry are now open at Iowa State University. SowBridge, for people who work with boars, sows and their litters, begins its seventh year, and PorkBridge, for those affiliated with grow-finish facilities, begins its ninth year, both in early February 2015.
For Iowa State University animal science graduate student Dinesh Thekkoot, being named winner of the 2015 National Swine Industry Federation graduate student award was both encouraging and exciting.
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.