AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
September 18, 2019
On Sept. 23-26, 2019, Iowa will participate in a USDA functional exercise of a foreign animal disease outbreak. THIS IS ONLY A FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE AND DOES NOT REPRESENT A REAL EVENT. Three Iowa farms are participating in the excercise, in which USDA and IDALS will be at their locations to make the event seem as real as possible. Iowa producers can observe via a web conference on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the IPPA offices. Web conferences are also going to be available at the Delaware, Sioux and Washington County Extension offices. You can read more about the event here.
September 24, 2018 – IPPA hosted a webinar about the status of ASF in China, actions underway by the pork industry and State of Iowa, and practical on-farm preparedness tips. Speakers who were part of the webinar are Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board; Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University Extension; Dr. Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council; Dr. David Schmitt and Dr. Jeff Kaisand, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; and Jamee Eggers, IPPA. The video is approximately 55 minutes long.
If you are interested in reviewing the slides that were part of the video, you can also review this pdf: