2017 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].

2017 Iowa Pork CongressThe focus on pigs at the Iowa Pork Congress this year started with a large injection of optimism from Dr. Lowell Catlett with his podium engaging arm waving for "Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!" [video].

A more cautious optimism note came from Dr. Steve Meyer with his "Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook" [video] which shared where the agriculture, and meat, economy is headed.

Dr. Meyer addressed some of the conversation about packing plants' capacity, new ones coming on line, and the question about how soon that new capacity will be taken up with pigs.

Thanks to the Iowa Pork Producers Association for support in sharing these presentations with you.