Extension News

PQAPlus™ Training Session Set in Adair County

Note to media editors: Preregistration is strongly recommended for this session to ensure adequate materials for participants.

5/27/2009

GREENFIELD, Iowa -- The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus™ (PQAPlus™) program. One certification session has been set for June 23 in Adair County.

 

Adair County ag administrative assistant Kathy Rohrig said the session will be held at the Adair County Extension office, 202 S. 1st St., Suite B in Greenfield, and will be taught by ISU Extension swine field specialist Jerry Weiss.

 

“The PQAPlus™ session is set for 7 to 9 p.m.,” she said. “Anyone who plans to attend should let us know as soon as possible to ensure that we have adequate materials for everyone.”

 

Cost for this certification program is $25 per person and is payable at the door. To preregister, contact the Adair County Extension office at (800) 478-3399 or (641) 743-8412, or call Weiss at (712) 335-3103.

 

To learn more about PQAPlus™ please see the National Pork Board Web site at http://www.pork.org/Producers/PQAP.aspx

 

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Contacts :

Jerry Weiss, Pocahontas County Extension, (712) 335-3103, weissj@istate.edu

Sherry Hoyer, Iowa Pork Industry Center, (515) 294-4496, shoyer@iastate.edu