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 Tuesday, March 12 in Spirit Lake. The program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Hubbard Feeds.
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 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71, Spirit Lake. 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 future pork systems to animal handling techniques to educating the next generation of industry leaders. Speakers are Hans Rotto of Innovative Swine Solutions, Brian Garrels of Tyson Foods, Mark Klassen of Elanco, Hubbard Feeds swine group leader Ernie Hansen and Jodi Sterle from Iowa State's animal science department.
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 complimentary to Iowa State Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.