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Pork Checkoff Presents PORK Academy at Expo

by 5m Editor
27 May 2009, at 8:43am

US - The Pork Checkoff is sponsoring Producers Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy Wednesday, 3 June through Friday, 5 June during World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

"We invite all pork producers attending World Pork Expo to join us for the PORK Academy seminars," said Ron Schoo, chairman of the Pork Checkoff's Producer Services Committee and a pork producer from New Um, Minnesota, "Access to accurate and timely information is vital to my operation, and the Pork Checkoff is helping provide that through educational seminars like PORK Academy."

PORK Academy is a series of seminars designed to inform pork producers about current industry challenges. PORK Academy presents producers with a series of seminars that will benefit their operation.

"The seminars are not only designed to provide producers with information they can use on their farm, but by hosting these seminars during World Pork Expo it gives producers time to explore other opportunities at World Pork Expo," said Mr Schoo.

PORK Academy's seminars on Wednesday, June 3 will provide producers with information on swine diseases, biosecurity, and environmental protection.

On Thursday, 4 June the seminars will focus on disaster preparedness, proper euthanasia techniques, energy costs, Hispanic labor in the swine industry, and feed management. Friday's topics include alternative feed ingredients and energy costs.

The marketing seminar on Wednesday and Thursday, sponsored by the Pork Checkoff, will provide producers with information on weather outlooks, expectations for future feed costs, and hog and pork economic outlooks.