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Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Workshops

Preparedness is critical in ensuring timely and diligent response to an FAD outbreak in the United States. These FAD workshops will be hosted by Iowa Pork Industry Center swine extension specialists with support from Iowa Pork Producers Association.

There were five FAD African Swine Fever (ASF) focused workshops hosted throughout the state of Iowa during August and September 2022.





August 31 1-4pm

Sioux County Extension Office
400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City

Dave Stender
712-261-0225, email

September 1 1-4pm

Washington County Extension Office
2223 250th St., Washington

Matt Romoser
319-430-7533, email

September 12 1-4pm

Heartland Acres Agribition Center
2600 Swan Lake Blvd, Independence

Mark Storlie
563-425-3331, email

September 13 1-4pm

Shelby County Extension Office
906 Sixth St., Garner

Russ Euken
641-231-1711, email

September 21 1-4pm Marshall County Extension Office
2608 South 2nd St., Suite E, Marshalltown

Colin Johnson
515-291-9287, email




Chris Rademacher

Brett Ramirez

Interim Director


Ventilation Workshops

Swine ventilation workshops offer producers a mechanism to develop a progressively deeper understanding of ventilation system management and troubleshooting to create an environment for healthy and efficient pig growth. These workshops are formatted as lectures and hands-on instruction utilizing a 24-foot trailer equipped with a functioning ventilation system to simulate fan, inlet and controller management.


Two Types of Ventilation Workshop Participation Costing

Sponsored - workshop fees are paid by a business entity, typically a swine company, feed company or vet clinic and are closed events. Sponsors are responsible for providing the location (classroom and garage area for trailer) and the meal for participants.  They also pay an additional fee to cover ISU Extension and Outreach expenses.

  • Phase 1 "Ventilation Basics" - $700 for first day, $600 for second day in same area.
  • Phase 2 "Ventilation Next Level" - $700 for first day, $600 for second day in same area.
  • Phase 3 "Your Ventilation System"

workshop participants.Public - workshop is based on a per person basis and opened to a local region. These workshops have the expenses above but also must incorporate meal and facility costs.

  • Phase 1 "Ventilation Basics" - TBD/person (15 person minimum - 30 max)
  • Phase 2 "Ventilation Next Level" - TBD/person (12 person minimum - 20 max)
  • Phase 3 "Your Ventilation System" - fee not yet established.

All participants provided with a binder of materials.



Brett Ramirez

Brett Ramirez

Assistant Professor