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Swine Building Maintenance the Topic of Online Webinar Series

ISU Extension and Outreach is joining industry partners to offer a five-part webinar series on the maintenance issues faced by facility managers and maintenance crews. The sessions are geared toward livestock producers, livestock building owners and contractors, facility managers, maintenance crew members, engineers, designers and others interested in swine building maintenance.

  • Aug. 19 - It Is Your Concrete Pit as Well.
  • Aug. 21 - Maintenance of Concrete Pits and What to Look For.
  • Aug. 24 - Gable End Attic Air Intakes for Roof and Moisture Management.
  • Aug. 26 - General Maintenance Tips for Swine Buildings.
  • Aug. 28 - Building Truss Management.

 

Each session is offered from 1-2 p.m. CDT by Zoom videoconference.

Registration is $20 and includes all five sessions. Advance registration is required to participate and must be completed by midnight, Aug. 17. Payment is online with credit card only.

Online registration and additional information is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/building. For questions, contact ANR Program Services at anr@iastate.edu, or contact your regional Iowa State University Extension and Outreach agricultural engineering field specialist


 

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