Hog farmers also will be able to obtain or renew their PQA Plus and TQA certifications, and a certification session for confinement site manure applicators is again being offered.
“We try to provide the best of everything at Pork Congress, from the tradeshow to the social events,” Lear added. “This is our 42nd show and with all of the activities we have scheduled, Pork Congress should be another great event for the pork industry.”
Producers can pre-register to attend Pork Congress through Jan. 9, 2014. IPPA members can attend the tradeshow and conference at no cost by registering by the deadline. Register at iowaporkcongress.org or by using the form in the November issue of the Iowa Pork Producer magazine.
Non-IPPA members can save $5 off of the normal $10 admission cost by registering online by the deadline. Registrations will be accepted after the deadline through each day of the show, but the cost will be $10.
Pork Congress week will start on Jan. 20 with the annual IPPA Taste of Elegance contest and reception. The IPPA Annual Meeting will be held Jan. 21 and the annual Iowa Pork Foundation Kickoff Reception and Auction will take place that evening. The Pork Congress Banquet is on Jan. 22. The IPPA Youth Swine Judging Contest will be held in the Pioneer Livestock Pavilion at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Jan. 23.
For more information, contact IPPA at 800-372-7675 or visit www.iowaporkcongress.org.