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Iowa Pork Industry Center sets PQA Plus® 2.0 Advisor Session. Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus® 2.0 Advisors at an August 11 session offered by IPIC at Iowa State University. The completed two-page applications are due Aug. 3.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has changed its 24/7 Environmental Emergency phone number. The new number is 515-725-8694 and should be used to report manure, fertilizer or chemical spills, as well as fish kills and other environmental emergencies. Remember that manure and chemical spills must be reported within six hours of the onset or discovery of the spill. If you’re not sure who should use this emergency number, check the IDNR website’s Environmental Reporting Hotline Guide.
IPIC, IPPA and ISUEO swine field specialists are partnering to offer free training sessions to help Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA). Attendees will walk through steps of the common audit, evaluate areas for improvement on their farms and customize Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be best prepared for the audit process. Attendees also will be provided a binder and flash drive, including customizable audit materials for their farms. Limit of 15 per session, so please preregister to ensure your spot.
IPIC, IPPA and ISU Extension and Outreach are offering a series of free PQAPlus and TQA training sessions throughout the state this summer. Those interested in attending any session should preregister by calling IPPA at 515-225-7675 or emailing email@example.com. See the list of locations, dates and times on the IPPA website.
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