CHEROKEE, Iowa — Five workshops will be held around Iowa in late July and early August to help swine producers prepare for a potential foreign animal disease like African Swine Fever in the United States.
The workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations.
July 29 – Le Mars – 251 12th St S.E. – Plymouth County Extension
July 30 – Independence – 2600 Swan Lake Blvd – Heartland Acres Agribition Center
August 6 – Garner – 327 West 8th St – Hancock County Extension
August 7 – Washington – 2223 250th St – Washington County Extension
August 13 – Marshalltown – 2608 S 2nd St – Marshall County Extension
The morning will cover what a producer might expect if a foreign animal disease would occur and the resources available to help producers prepare, and the afternoon will focus on helping producers prepare specific plans for their operation following secure pork supply guidelines that will aid in allowing continuation of business.
Those interested can learn more about the workshops and register at https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/secureporksupply.html. You can also contact your Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Swine Specialist for more information. In Northwest Iowa, Swine Specialist Dave Stender can be reached at 712-225-6196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops are sponsored by the Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU Extension and Outreach.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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