Swine Production Seminar Set in Northwest Iowa
CHEROKEE, Iowa – Pork producers in northwest Iowa are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on Thursday, March 13 in Okoboji. The program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Hubbard Feeds and Elanco.
Iowa State Extension swine program specialist Dave Stender said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers. He will assist with hosting the program that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.
“Regardless of the type of operation, if you’re involved in making decisions on your farm, you’ll want to attend this program,” Stender said. “There’s no cost and no preregistration required.”
Topics range from updates on PEDV and ventilation system settings to production benchmarking to industry leadership and business positioning for the future. Speakers are veterinarian Larry Coleman of Broken Bow, Neb., Jamie Pietig of Hubbard Feeds, Ron Ketchem of Swine Management Services, Joe Kerns of Kerns and Associates, and Darin Madson and Stender from Iowa State.
IPIC was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture (now Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State. Its mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts. IPIC focuses its efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to Iowa State Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.