2015 Iowa Pork Congress

Featured Presentations

Managing Pork Operations During The Pandemic

How the Swine Community Met COVID Challenges How the Swine Community Met COVID Challenges A panel of those involved in slowing pig growth, depopulation protocols, and composting efforts talk about what was learned in 2020, and how that may apply to future challenges. From the 2021 Iowa Pork Congress, Virtual Event, January 27 - 28, 2021 [video].

Marketing Tools To Help Your Operation

New Marketing Tools for Pork ProducersNew Marketing Tools for Pork Producers Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Livestock Economist Lee Schulz leads a discussion that explores new marketing tools and resources that became available to pig farmers in 2020. From the 2021 Iowa Pork Congress, Virtual Event, January 27 - 28, 2021 [video].

"F" words of agriculture: farming, food, fights, fair trade, foodies, feelings, food police, finance, and the future

The Business of AgricultureThe Business of Agriculture Professional speaker and economist Damian Mason addresses the "F" words of agriculture: farming, food, fights, fair trade, foodies, feelings, food police, finance, and the future of the industry. His presentation also addresses the current news and developments in agriculture. From the 2021 Iowa Pork Congress, Virtual Event, January 27 - 28, 2021 [video].

2015 Iowa Pork CongressWhile there is continued interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), there are other subjects that are capturing the attention of pork producers. Pit foaming is always something that can cause issues and research by Drs. Steve Hoff, Andersen, and Kerr is helping understand and mitigate it.

Additionally, the markets are doing much better for producers but there is always some risk to better understand; Dr. Steve Meyer helps to explain. And helping farmers connect with consumers is continuing to gain the attention of all involved in agriculture; telling farm stories through social media and understanding consumer food insights are some examples.

Again, thanks to the Iowa Pork Producers Association for support in sharing these presentations with you.