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Biosecurity Workshops

Participants in biosecurity workshop.Iowa State University has designed a trailer to aid in conducting in-class training and trailer demonstrations for all ages and audience education levels. Every workshop includes an educational presentation on the importance of biosecurity, followed by live demonstration with the trailer. An interactive Glo GermTM exercise is conducted with all audiences. The trailer also demonstrates the bench entry process, showering in, security, and much more.

Schedule Your Biosecurity Workshop Today

Calendar – Check our Biosecurity Workship calendar for available dates.

Form – Please fill out the request form to schedule your workshop. Note: this does not guarantee booking. You will be emailed once confirmed.

Cost – $700 for the first day, $300 for subsequent days in the same location (20 person max).

All participants will receive printed materials.


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.

Pricing is based on type of workshop: sponsored or public.

Ventilation workshop participants.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. The sponsor also pays 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" - TBD

Public - Workshop fee is based on a per person basis and opened to a local region. In addition to the expenses listed above, these workshops 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" - TBD

All participants will receive a binder of materials.


Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) Workshops

Preparedness is critical in ensuring timely and diligent response to an FAD outbreak in the United States. With support from Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Pork Industry extension swine specialists hosted a series of FAD workshops in fall 2022. That content was recorded and separated by topic into the following eight individual videos for viewing ease.

Part 1: African Swine Fever Symptoms (0:06:22)

Part 2. Economic Impact (0:10:45)

Part 3. ASF Vaccines (0:02:48)

Part 4. Foreign Animal Disease Prep (0:07:52)

Part 5. US-SHIP (0:15:59)

Part 6. ISU Feed Standstill Experiment (0:09:44)

Part 7. Resources During a Supply Chain Disruption (0:34:04)

Part 8. IDALS: The Government Response to an FAD Outbreak (0:18:14)


Biosecurity Workshop

Stacie Matchan

Stacie Matchan.

Program Specialist

Ventilation Workshop

Brett Ramirez

Brett Ramirez

Associate Professor

FAD Workshop

Chris Rademacher

Brett Ramirez

Clinical professor and IPIC associate director