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Iowa Pork Congress takes place this week

10 new seminars added for this year’s show

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Farms.com

The 45th Iowa Pork Congress goes this week in Des Moines, Iowa.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26, pork producers can make their way to the Iowa Events Center to network with other farmers and get first-hand looks at the latest innovations in swine.

Below is the full schedule of events for the show. The Iowa Pork Producers Association added 10 new seminars this year, which will appear in red.

Wednesday, January 25

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Tradeshow
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team Speeches
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Seminar - Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Pork Quality Assurance Plus Training Session
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Seminar - VFDs Are Here: What Have You Done?
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Seminar - Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Transport Quality Assurance Training Session
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Keynote Address - Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Seminar - Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Producer Recognition Reception
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Banquet
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Desert Social

Thursday, January 26

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Youth Swine Judging Contest
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Iowa Pork Congress Tradeshow
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Seminar - Evaulation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Confinement Site Manure Applicator Training Session
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Seminar - Managing Margins in Market Downturns
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Seminar - The Consumer Connection: A Producer Perspective
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Seminar - Swine Health Trends from ISU Vet DIagnostic Lab
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Seminar - Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox For Beginning Farmers

4:00 PM - Convention Concludes

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