PQA Plus Training Session Set in Washington County

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WASHINGTON, Iowa --The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus program. One such certification session has been set for March 22 in Washington County.

Washington County Extension Director Nancy Adrian said the session will be held at the Washington County Extension office, 2223 250th St. Washington, and will be taught by Iowa State Extension swine specialist Tom Miller.

“This session is set for 9:30 a.m.,” she said. “Anyone who plans to attend should let us know as soon as possible to ensure that we have adequate materials for everyone.”

Cost for this certification program is $25 per person and is payable at the door. To preregister, contact the Washington County Extension office at 877-435-7322 or 319-653-4811. 

To learn more about PQA Plus, please see the National Pork Board website at https://www.pork.org/certifications/pork-quality-assurance-plus/

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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.

Contact:
Tom Miller, Iowa State University Extension swine specialist, 319-653-4811, tmiller@iastate.edu 

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