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PQAPlus® and TQA Training Sessions Set in Pocahontas County

Note to media editors: Preregistration is strongly encouraged to ensure adequate materials for everyone who attends.


POCAHONTAS, Iowa -- The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) 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®) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) programs. One session of each program has been set for Dec. 10 in Pocahontas County.


ISU Extension swine field specialist Jerry Weiss will teach both sessions, which will be held at the Pocahontas County Extension office, 305 North Main in Pocahontas.


The PQAPlus® session is set for 10 a.m. to noon, and the TQA session will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $25, payable at the door, and participants may attend either session or both sessions, Weiss explained.


Those who plan to attend should let Weiss know as soon as possible to ensure there will be adequate materials. To preregister or ask for more information, contact the Pocahontas County Extension office at (712) 335-3103 or e-mail Weiss at weissj@iastate.edu.


For other dates for PQAPlus®  and TQA sessions, see the IPIC Web site at http://www.ipic.iastate.edu/PQAPlus.html To learn more about PQAPlus®  visit the National Pork Board (NPB) Web site at http://www.pork.org/Producers/PQAP.aspx To learn more about TQA, see the NBP Web site at  http://www.pork.org/Producers/TQA/TQA.aspx.



Contacts :

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

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