Iowa Swine Days 2012: A new education partnership between Iowa State University and Iowa pork producers
June 20, 2012 — Harry Snelson
Iowa State University and the Iowa Pork Producers Association have teamed up to develop a new 1-day event that focuses on topics with plenty of take home applications. Selected topics include pit foaming, risk management, personnel management, lowering feed costs, swine welfare, PRRS and pork exports. Thus, the program will cover a wide range of subjects, from veterinary medicine to agriculture engineering, from economics to animal science. They are clearly focused on people who work in the barn on a daily basis, or people who work with them. At the end of the day, producers should have a menu of practical ideas they can take home and potentially apply on their farm.
Iowa Swine Day 2012 will be held on June 28th in the Scheman building on the Iowa State University campus. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the program will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee which is only $25 until June 15th; the registration then increases to $35. For students of all ages, registration is free. To register and view the full program, visit our website at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday.
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