Marshall County Extension to hold JBS Pork University

Marshall County Extension to hold JBS Pork University

Posted Feb. 4, 2015

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Marshalltown is planning a special one-day summer event for young people interested in the pork industry and meat processing.

JBS Pork University will be held on June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for anyone 16 and older who has a valid driver’s license and is interested in STEM, swine, ag business or production management.

The event will include a tour of the JBS Swift and Co. processing plant in Marshalltown. The plant was honored by the National Provisioner as the Processor of the Year in 2013. Participants also will tour the Food Science and Human Nutrition sensory lab at Iowa State to explore meat quality and taste test various qualities of meat.

JBS Pork University is offered for “free” in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach, JBS Swift and Co.-Marshalltown, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa State University and Marshall County Farm Bureau.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Marshall County Extension Office at 2608 South 2nd Street in Marshalltown or downloaded here. All registrations are due by June 1.

For more information, contact Caleb Carver, county youth coordinator, at (641) 752-1551 or