PORK Academy Seminars Return to World Pork Expo

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will once again be held during this year’s World Pork Expo. Seminars will run Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, to help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production.

“The PORK Academy sessions offer more than leading pork industry news,” said Andrew Reinecker, chair of the Checkoff’s Producer and State Services Committee and a pig farmer from York Springs, Pennsylvania. “Attendees learn more about different aspects of the industry and programs funded by the Pork Checkoff. The sessions also provide networking opportunities with leading industry professionals.”

Topics for this year’s sessions include Pork Quality Initiative, Social Media in Pork Production, Compensation in Pork Production, Sub-Therapeutic Growth Promoting Antibiotic Alternatives, Sow Housing, and U.S. Exports and International Trade.

For more information about Pork Checkoff-sponsored events and activities at World Pork Expo, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675. For information about other World Pork Expo activities, visit here.