Come celebrate 50 years of the Iowa Pork Congress!

For 50 years, the Iowa Pork Producers Association has provided an event that combines relevant educational sessions, inspirational speakers, one of the industry’s best trade shows, and social events to reconnect with friends and honor the state’s Master Pork Producers. We hope to see you there and hear about your memories from the past 50 years.


Advanced registration is highly encouraged and will save you time when checking in on-site!
Questions? Need help registering online? Email Cindy Roepke or call Iowa Pork Producers Association at (515) 225-7675.

Click HERE to preview auction items!

Help us raise Dollars for Swine Scholars at the Iowa Pork Foundation auction! Enjoy refreshments and bid on goodies at the traditional in-person event! No items will be offered online this year.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 — 5 to 9 p.m.
LIVE AUCTION starts at 6 p.m.
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Ballroom, Level 4

The goal is to raise $50,000 annually to support more than 20 scholarships for incoming college freshmen, returning students, graduate fellowships, and internships. A total of $40,000 in scholarships were awarded last year by the Iowa Pork Foundation, whose mission is to recognize and retain future professionals in the pork industry. Learn about our 2022 scholarship winners!

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

With nearly 500 booth spaces and 300 exhibiting companies, you will need to give yourself ample time to take in all the exhibits. Many of the companies will be showcasing new or enhanced products and services that will be sure to catch your attention.

Mingle and network with fellow producers from around the region and industry representatives as you enjoy the show.

Elizabeth McCormick

Stay Alert – Stay Alive
Wednesday, Jan. 25 — 10:45 a.m.

McCormick is a decorated U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopter pilot who flew air assault and top-secret intelligence missions.

She knows what it means to perform under pressure. She will bring to you her stories about building confidence and using that as she did while contributing to her unit’s preparedness, readiness, and effectiveness.

As she shares her insight about lessons learned through her experiences, she’ll even teach you how to FLY a helicopter!


David Horsager

The Trust Edge Author
Thursday, Jan. 26 – 10:45 a.m.

Horsager is a best-selling author of The Trust Edge, which shows that trust is quantifiable and brings dramatic results to businesses and leaders.

Trust is, afterall, the foundation of genuine success.

Trust is a fundamental, bottom-line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater productivity, creativity, freedom, and results.


IPPA will offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) and Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA®) certification sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 25. A PQA Plus® session in Spanish will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26. This session will be taught by Orlando Gil of TCTS Global, a multicultural training and development business based in Harlan.

Contact Jamee Eggers at (800) 372-7675 or for more information.






2023 Iowa Pork Congress Seminars

Here’s a brief look at some of the seminars being offered at Iowa Pork Congress. More will be offered, so watch for further updates or visit

Update Discussion of Nuisance and Other Cases
Eldon McAfee – Brick Gentry Law Firm

Swine Health & FAD Topics
A panel of speakers covering research on the validity of oral fluids, feed & feedmill biosecurity, and the investigation of the Spring 2022 APP outbreak.

2023 Economic Outlook – Who Knows?
While they may not know exactly, the presentations by Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns – Partners for Production Agriculture, will give you plenty of things to consider so you can make informed decisions.

Food Service & Retail – What’s Ahead?
Representatives of the grocer, quick service, and restaurant channels talk about what they see ahead for pork through their channels.

Registration & Lodging
Go to to learn more about the program and for registration and hotel details. Early and member registrations are discounted. Pre-registration is highly recommended. For special rates at nearby hotels, click HERE.