CHEROKEE, Iowa – Pork producers in northwest Iowa are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar Thursday, March 13 in Okoboji. The program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Hubbard Feeds and Elanco.
Dave Stender, swine specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers. He will assist with hosting the program that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; lunch will be provided.
“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 updates on PEDV and ventilation system settings to production benchmarking to industry leadership and business positioning for the future. Speakers are veterinarian Larry Coleman of Broken Bow, Neb., Jamie Pietig of Hubbard Feeds, Ron Ketchem of Swine Management Services, Joe Kerns of Kerns and Associates, and Darin Madson and Stender from Iowa State University.