IPPA 2023 Regional Conferences


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Monday, Feb. 20

Orange City
Sioux Co. Extension Office
400 Central Ave. N.W., Suite 700

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Webster City
Briggs Woods Conference Center
2501 Briggs Woods Trail

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Borlaug Learning Center
3327 290th St.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Washington Co. Extension Office
2223 250th St.

The Day’s Schedule
Each regional conference will have a PQA Plus® training session from 9 a.m. until noon. The regional conference presentations will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at each location.

Check-in starts 30 minutes before the start of each part of the day. Pre-register for the conference and/or PQA Plus certification training to ensure adequate materials are available to all.

Conference attendees are responsible for their own lunch. Lunch will not be served at the meeting sites.

Topics and Speakers

European ASF Report

Producers and veterinarians will talk about African swine fever (ASF) herd management in different European countries. The information is the result of a trip was organized by the National Pork Board last fall.

Economic Issues Update

Dr. Lee Schulz
Extension Livestock Economist
Iowa State University

Overview of economic activity that will impact pig farmers.

Heat Stress Research & Strategies to Mitigate It

Dr. Brett Ramirez
Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Iowa State University

Discussion about studies for improving barn ventilation, as well as strategies to reduce heat stress.

The Value of Manure

The Extension Ag Engineer for the area will discuss Iowa State University’s manure research and the information that can help you determine its value.

Finding the Right Resources

ISU Extension Area Swine Specialist

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has five area swine specialists ready to help you solve production problems and provide practical solutions. Their mission is to promote and enable efficient pork production by sharing information with producers.

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