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Secure Pork Supply workshops

IPIC is available to help producers understand state and federal responses to a foreign animal disease, and learn how to use Secure Pork Supply resources to prepare for an FAD outbreak. Learn more about available workshops, and individual and group assistance.

In the News

Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled a November 22 session for those interested in becoming certified as a Pork Quality Assurance 4.0 Advisor and applications are now being accepted. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session, to be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames.

The 2019 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. The annual report, begun in 2004, features a variety of animal industry-related research and study done at Iowa State that is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The report is coordinated through the animal science department and is published by the Iowa State University Digital Press, using a new publication system this year.

Following a great response to the first set of workshops on preparing for a foreign animal disease, including information on Secure Pork Supply, IPIC and ISU extension swine specialists are working to schedule more workshops. See more info and sign up for workshop availability notices.

The ISU Research Farms have put in place an advisory for African Swine Fever which joins existing advisories for FMD and Avian Influenza. Visitors are welcome at the ISU Research Farms and tours can be arranged by contacting the farms in advance. If visitors arrive at the research farm unannounced, they are encouraged to call the farm office or the farm superintendent on arrival. All three advisories are available through links on the farms' visitors page here


Swine Research Internship

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 IPIC Swine Research Internship. Interns will have the opportunity to work with IPIC faculty and staff and industry partners on an applied swine research project. Find more details and application instructions here.