IPPA launches new pork exhibit in Des Moines

IPPA launches new pork exhibit in Des Moines

Posted March 3, 2015

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has had an interactive exhibit about modern pork production designed and installed at the Iowa Hall of Pride.

IPPA worked with Iowa and Illinois companies to design and incorporate multi-media features into the exhibit that is located in the agriculture section of the facility. The exhibit includes production information and videos, photos and pork trivia questions. Al Wulfekuhle, a hog farmer from Quasqueton, is featured in the design, along with interior and exterior shots of environmentally controlled swine finishing barns.

The exhibit is part of a continuing IPPA effort to help educate consumers about modern hog farming and how pork is produced.

The Hall of Pride is part of the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines and showcases everything Iowa, including athletics, academics, and the arts, through a theatre, game room and dozens of hands-on displays that tell the story of famous Iowans.

Open Monday through Saturday from 9: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Hall of Pride attracts 85,000 to 90,000 visitors a year, including 35,000 students. Admission is free for Iowa kindergarten through 12th grade students and $10 for adults.

The exhibit was completed in time for the state girls’ and boys’ high school basketball tournaments and other major events in Des Moines.