IPPA 2024 Regional Conferences

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Who should attend?

  • Owners/operators
  • Contract growers
  • Production employees
  • Veterinarians
  • Swine industry stakeholders


Can't attend? The Thursday conference sessions will be recorded and made available online as soon as possible.

Monday, Feb. 19
Orange City

Sioux County Extension Office
400 Central Ave. N.W. Suite 700

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Webster City

Briggs Woods Conference Center
2501 Briggs Woods Trail
Wednesday, Feb. 21

Borlaug Learning Center
3327 290th St.
Thursday, Feb. 22

Washington County Extension Office
2223 250th St.


The Day's Schedule

Each regional conference will have a PQA Plus® training session from 9 a.m. until noon. The regional conference presentations will start at 1 p.m. at each location. 

Conference attendees are responsible for their own lunch. Lunch will not be served at the meeting sites.

Topics & Speakers

Pork Market Outlook

Dr. Lee Schulz
Extension Livestock Economist
Iowa State University

Dr. Schulz will summarize the current supply and demand situation, draw implications for hog and pork markets, and outline a series of broader issues shaping the marketplace.


Hot Topics in Swine Health

Dr. Chris Rademacher
Swine Extension Veterinarian and Clinical Professor
Iowa State University

Explore new disease surveillance tools available to producers and what’s new with diseases such as PRRS, PED, and E. coli, as well as some emerging diseases. Also get tips on preparing your farm for a foreign animal disease outbreak.

National Pork Board Updates

Dr. Brett Kaysen
Senior Vice President of Producer and State Engagement
National Pork Board

Listen to program updates regarding the organization's work in domestic and international markets, and its success in foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness.

More Tools for Your Toolbox

Hear from an area Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist on varying topics to support your operation.

Iowa State University Extension has five area swine specialists across the state ready to help you solve production problems and provide practical solutions. They aim to promote and enable efficient pork production by disseminating decision-impacting information to producers.