2013 Iowa Swine Day to feature nationally recognized speakers

2013 Iowa Swine Day to feature nationally recognized speakers

April 24, 2013

Dr. John Patience, 515.294.5132, jfp@iastate.edu
Dr. Ken Stalder, 515.294.4683, stalder@iastate.edu
Dr. Butch Baker, 515.294.9358, rbbaker@iastate.edu


2013 Iowa Swine Day to feature nationally recognized speakers
(AMES, Iowa) – Iowa State University, the Iowa Pork Industry Center and the Iowa Pork Producers Association are working together to produce Iowa Swine Day 2013, an industry-focused event designed specifically for the pork industry.

Scheduled for June 27 on the Iowa State University campus, the morning plenary session features nationally and internationally recognized speakers addressing key topics of current interest.

Dr. Sarah Probst Miller of AgCreate Solutions will present “Employee Engagement and Productivity.” She will be followed by Dr. Nick Gabler discussing “The Impact of Disease on Grow-finish pig Digestibility, Metabolism and Tissue Accretion.”

Rick Berman of Berman and Company in Washington, D.C., will provide an inside look at the “Animal Rights Agenda and Animal Production.” The morning session closes with Denmark’s Dr. Bjarne Pedersen, who will talk about “Global Success in Swine Production Tomorrow – What Will it Take?” Three concurrent afternoon sessions will discuss these and other topics in greater depth.

Iowa Swine Day 2013 will be held from 9 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. in the Scheman Building on the ISU campus. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee which is only $60 until June 14; the registration then increases to $80. Students of all ages are offered a reduced rate of $25.

Additional information and the registration form can be found at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday.