The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will again be part of the World Pork Expo, June 3 through June 4, 2015. The annual sessions are designed to educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. The PORK Academy is held each year during World Pork Expo on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. “PORK Academy offers an outstanding lineup of leading experts who will address issues facing producers today,” said James Coates, chair of the Checkoff’s Producer and State Services Committee and a pork producer from Franklin, Kentucky. “These sessions will provide attendees with information to help operate their farms more effectively and to stay current on industry trends and challenges.”


2015 PORK Academy seminars will be held at Varied Industries Bldg. Room C and will cover topics such as FDA antibiotics guidance, U.S. Pork Exports – Situation & Outlook; planning for an emergency mass-depopulation of swine in response to a foreign animal disease outbreak; and The Swine Health Information Center – A New Defense for the Industry.