Pork producers can make plans now to attend the Pork Checkoff's Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions June 3-4, during World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, the Checkoff said this week.
"PORK Academy offers an outstanding lineup of leading experts who will address issues facing producers today," said James Coates, chairman of the checkoff's Producer and State Services Committee.
"These sessions will provide attendees with information to help operate their farms more effectively and to stay current on industry trends and challenges."
2015 PORK Academy seminars will be held at Varied Industries Building Room C.
Wednesday, June 3:
• FDA Antibiotics Guidance
Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board and Harry Snelson, American Association Swine Veterinarians
• Secure Pork Supply
Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University
• Common Industry Audit
Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board
• Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
Paul Thomas, AMVC
• U.S. Pork Exports - Situation & Outlook
Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University; Becca Nepple, National Pork Board
Thursday, June 4:
• Sow Lifetime Productivity
Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board
• Planning for an emergency mass-depopulation of swine in response to a foreign animal disease outbreak
Mark Rice, North Carolina State University
• The Swine Health Information Center - A New Defense for the Industry
Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board
• Mitigating Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity
Tim Safranski, University of Missouri
• Pork Quality
David Newman, North Dakota State University; Dustin Boler, University of Illinois
For more information on the PORK Academy visit www.pork.org/wpx.