The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) and Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA®) programs for Iowa pork producers.

PQA Plus and TQA are part of the industry aligned We Care responsible pork initiative, which establishes ethical principles for pork producers to produce safe food, protect and promote animal well-being, protect public health, safeguard natural resources, provide a safe work environment and contribute to a better quality of life in their communities.

Special quality assurance training sessions will be hosted at the 2017 World Pork Expo on Wednesday, June 7. The session will be hosted in room A-2 of the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Additionally, PQA Plus and TQA training sessions will be offered in each of the eight IPPA districts throughout the summer. Each session will host TQA training beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding by 12 p.m. PQA Plus training will take place from 1 p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m.  For additional location details, click here.

Please complete the form below to register for a session near you. If you have any questions, please call the Iowa Pork Producers Association at (800) 372-7675.

Summer PQA Plus-TQA Training