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Register now for Iowa Swine Day on 24 June

The 2021 Iowa Swine Day is back as an in-person event and organizers are delighted to offer an extensive program of speakers focused on key issues in the US pork industry.

18 May 2021, at 8:00am

The 10th annual event will be held 24 June in the Scheman Building in the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus. Similar to past events, the morning plenary session presentations will focus on current and future industry updates and perspectives.

Plenary speakers will set the learning stage: Bob Treadway of Treadway & Associates will talk about building resilience in the coming decade; Dr Brad Freking of New Fashion Pork will share lessons learned from COVID-19 and building resilience in the pork production supply chain; Dr Hyatt Frobose of JYGA Technologies, Inc will present info on Proposition 12 and related perceptions in response to legislation; and Dr Jason Ross, director of Iowa Pork Industry Center and ISU animal science professor, will talk about discovery and innovation as foundations for industry advancement.

The afternoon is organized into four concurrent sessions with a total of 12 topics: components of sustainable production, foreign animal disease preparation, practical barn level operation and new research at ISU. Attendees may choose any of the sessions and topics.

The barbeque lunch is provided by TechMix, AB Vista and Lynch Livestock, and will be held outside just south of the building. Student attendees are invited to the students-only luncheon and presentation sponsored by Iowa Pork Producers Association.

Cost is $65, and students may attend at no charge with the registration deadline of midnight, 17 June. No phone registrations are accepted.

There are some changes for 2021. Please be aware of these before registering.

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  • Facility space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, and registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis until 17 June.
  • Preregistration is required, and no on-site registrations will be accepted.
  • COVID-19 protocols as required by state, county, city and University policies in effect at the time of the conference, will be followed.

The full program, registration forms and information and directions to the venue are available on the Iowa Swine Day conference website.