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 March 30 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.
There’s no cost and although no preregistration is required, please call Stender for a lunch count at 712-225-6196.
"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.
Primary topics are herd health, industry insights, market outlook and production practices. Speakers are Jon Greteman of CIH, Dan Hamilton of PIC, Orlando Gil of TCTS Global, Chris Rademacher of Iowa State and Andy "Caygeon" Junkin of Agriculture Strategy.
IPIC was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture (now Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Veterinary Medicine at ISU. 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 ISU Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.