Extension News

Swine Production Seminar Set in Northwest Iowa March 10

3/5/2010

AMES, Iowa – Pork producers in northwest Iowa are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on March 10 in Spirit Lake. The program, hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension, is sponsored by Hubbard Feeds.

 

ISU Extension swine field specialist Dave Stender said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers.

 

“Regardless of the type of operation, if you’re involved in making decisions on your farm, you’ll want to attend this program,” Stender said. “There’s no cost and no preregistration required.”

 

Topics range from production and health strategies to marketing information and feed ingredient alternatives. Speakers include National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak, Moe Russell of Russell Consulting Group, Hubbard Feeds training specialist Tom Koch and John Patience from ISU’s animal science department.

 

Stender and Mark Whitney of UMN Extension are hosting the program, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Expo Center, 1602 15th St., Spirit Lake. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

 

 

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Contacts :
Dave Stender, ISU Extension, Cherokee County, (712) 261-0225, dstender@iastate.edu

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