The Pork Checkoff will again sponsor Producers Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge – PORK – Academy at World Pork Expo. PORK Academy is a series of seminars designed to provide information for pork producers about current industry challenges in a way that can be applied to their own operations. The seminars cover a variety of topics including herd health, exports, economic outlooks and the We Care initiative. Pork Checkoff Producer and State Services Committee Chair Mary Langhorst says every producer attending Expo in Des Moines, Iowa is invited to participate in the PORK Academy seminars. She says they are a wonderful way to get timely and accurate information on topics that are vital to producer’s operations.
Some of the titles on the PORK Academy agenda include Doing What’s Right versus Looking for the Camera; PRRS Regional Elimination; Procedures for Taking PRRS Out of the Breeding Herd; Ingredient Availability and Cost; the Threat of Foot and Mouth Disease to the Swine Industry; and Export Issues and World Markets. All sessions will take place in the Varied Industries Building, Room C.
For a full look at the schedule – as well as other activities at World Pork Expo sponsored by the Pork Checkoff – visit (www.pork.org/wpx).