"To me, the most important activity for pork producers at World Pork Expo is the educational seminars," says Ron Prestage, D.V.M., NPPC president and South Carolina pork producer. "The exchange of ideas and information is invaluable. The seminars cover such a wide range of topics that all types of producers can capitalize on new insights they can take back home."
Business seminars, starting June 3, will feature innovative technologies. Harrisvaccines will offer a look at how rapid-responding vaccines can be used for emerging diseases. Swine-health experts from the U.S. and the Philippines will join Harrisvaccine researchers to discuss the latest research on RNA particle prescription vaccines and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv).
That afternoon, Purina Animal Nutrition will present “Challenge Accepted: Conquer your Mount Everest,” an interactive seminar featuring strategies for powering through challenges. Lance Fox, a veterinarian who has climbed Mount Everest, and others will share practical approaches to setting goals, developing actionable plans and empowering employees.
A longstanding attraction at World Pork Expo, PORK Academy will take place Wednesday through Friday. Presented by the Pork Checkoff, PORK Academy will feature experts from across the country talking about timely matters like regulatory changes in antibiotic use, a PEDv update and the Common Swine Industry Audit.
Among its many attractions, World Pork Expo features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show. The record-setting World Pork Expo Junior National begins June 2, and is expected to involve nearly 750 youth from 24 states. Additional information is available at worldpork.org, and by connecting with World Pork Expo on Facebook, following Expo on Twitter (@NPPCWPX, #WPX15).