Pig to Plate Adventure


Since 2018, the Iowa Pork Producers Association has been offering the ultimate pork industry experience for high school students! Activities include a commercial pig farm tour, a fabrication demonstration, a look into careers in the pork industry, a hands-on pork cookery class, and more! Read a recap of last year's event.

Next event is Nov. 16, 2023!

This ONE-DAY event runs approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees are expected to participate in the entire day. If you are unable to stay for the full program, please do not register.

Where: Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

Who: High school students and FFA/FCCLA advisers. Due to high demand for this event, we don’t accept repeat student attendees.

What: A tour of a pig farm, a pig fabrication demonstration, hands-on pork cookery, and more!

Cost: FREE to students and adviser attending! We accept up to 60 total attendees; each school district can send up to five students and one adviser.

Advisers should first register their group. Each school can register up to five students who have never attended a Pig to Plate Adventure event. A student registration form will be provided in your confirmation email for each student to take home and complete.


 Contact Kelsey Sutter at ksutter@iowapork.org or 515-225-7675.