Attend PORK Academy Seminars at #WPX16

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Events, NPPC, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, World Pork Expo

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 4.10.06 PMThe Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will again be part of the World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions are designed to educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. PORK Academy seminars will be held at the Varied Industries Building, Room C.

“PORK Academy is a one-stop-shop where producers can hear first about the latest pork industry news from the top leading experts,” said James Coates, chair of the Pork Checkoff’s Producer and State Services Committee and a pork producer from Franklin, Kentucky. “The sessions allow attendees to learn more about upcoming initiatives and how Pork Checkoff dollars are being allocated. When pig farmers leave these sessions, they will go home with more knowledge and new ways to advance their operation.”

Topics include:
Changes on Antibiotic Usage
Common Swine Industry Audit – Producer Perspectives and Resources
Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop
Three Essential Steps to avoid Health, Safety and Environmental Disasters
What Would the Grill Say? – Checkoff Consumer Campaign
U.S. Exports and International Trade