Pork Producers Invited to Two-State Swine Seminar

OKOBOJI, Iowa — Pork producers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota are invited to attend the Swine Production Seminar set for Feb. 28 in Okoboji. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Hubbard Feeds are sponsoring this seminar at Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71 in Okoboji.

ISU Extension and Outreach swine program specialist Dave Stender said the seminar topics and speakers will provide attendees with timely and important information.

“Presenters will share their knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas including sow health and productivity, optimizing market weight, and employee management,” Stender said. “Each presentation session is about an hour long, and lunch is included.”

Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with the first session starting at 10 a.m. The agenda has two sessions in the morning: sow health and productivity tips and trends and learning how to maintain a good work team. After lunch, attendees will hear about capitalizing on the Midwest advantage, optimizing market weight and return, and what to expect in today’s industry. Speakers include Paul Ruen of Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, Tom Koch and Ernie Hansen of Hubbard Feeds, Jeff Wiepen of Farm Credit Services, and Mike Brumm of Brumm Swine Consultancy, Inc. Stender also is on the program.

For more information about the seminar, contact Stender by phone at 712-225-6196 or by e-mail at dstender@iastate.edu.

People are asked to preregister by Tuesday, Feb. 21 by contacting Lori Stevermer by email at lori.stevermer@hubbardfeeds.com or by phone at 507-388-9471.

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