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2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Dollars to Donuts: How to compete for agricultural labor

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Most agricultural employers did not go into agriculture because they wanted to manage people--and yet people are a major factor in the success of our businesses. This session will talk about the basic factors that bring employers and employees together and the simple things that every manager can do to have a better workforce.

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By Sarah Fogleman, Kansas State University.

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Using Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Odor Mitigation

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Using Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Odor Mitigation .

This seminar will provide an overview of the various ways in which Vegetative Environmental Buffers (VEBs) can help incrementally reduce livestock odor and particulates. Other topics will include buffer design issues, buffer management, costs and some of the social benefits of using "natural" technologies such as VEBs.

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By John Tyndall, Iowa State University

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Iowa Environmental Regulations and Manure Agreements

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Protecting the environment is the goal of all pork producers. To help achieve that goal Eldon will cover Iowa regulations and recommended practices focusing on "gray areas" and DNR interpretations. Particular attention will be given to DNR rules deadlines for phasing in the phosphorus index for MMP annual updates and DNR rules on composting mortalities. With the continued interest in utilizing manure to replace commercial fertilizer, manure agreements are as critical as ever to pork and crop production. Eldon will cover the "do's and don'ts" of manure agreements and the areas of concern he sees in working with individual producers.

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By Eldon McAfee, Beving Swanson & Forrest

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: We are the Champions! By Trent Loos, Loos Tales

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2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Plan What You Want to Do with the Farm before You Have to "Buy the Farm".

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General estate planning information stressing the importance of planning succession of asset ownership, the necessity of advance directives, and some of the pitfalls of various planning techniques and of having no plan at all.

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By Doyle Sanders, from Beving, Swanson & Forrest.

2008 Banff Pork Seminar: Mark Chambers from SunTerra

Mark Chambers from SunTerra outlines how his company expanded its Hispanic workforce and what they’re doing to help ease the transition to a different area and culture.

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Don Tyler Biographical Sketch

Don Tyler grew up on a diversified family farm in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Purdue University in 1979. He and his family managed farms in Illinois for several years before returning to Indiana to become a partner in a grain and livestock operation in Clarks Hill.

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