CHEROKEE, Iowa — Swine producers in Northwest Iowa are invited to attend a one-day swine production seminar on March 23 in Okoboji. The program is sponsored by Hubbard Feeds, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension and Elanco.
ISU Extension and Outreach swine specialist Dave Stender said the program is geared toward pork operation decision-makers including owners and managers. Stender will assist with hosting the program which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arrowwood Resort Conference Center (1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided at noon.
“Record pork production, new packing plants and the new administration will affect the business of swine production,” Stender said. “If you are involved in making decisions on your farm, you’ll want to attend this program. There is no cost and no preregistration required.”
The program schedule is as follows:
- 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Welcome
- 10:00 a.m. – Prime Pork… Giving New Life to Windom! presented by Greg Strobel of Strobel Farms.
- 11:00 a.m. – Adapting to Change… Who will do it best? presented by Kent Bang of AgStar Financial.
- 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. – Managing Pigs in an Unhealthy World presented by Dr. Chris Rademacher of Iowa State University.
- 2:00 p.m. – Getting Lean in 2017! presented by Chris Peterson of Hubbard Feeds.
- 3:00 p.m. – Wrap Up, Open Discussion and Time for Questions
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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