The 2015 World Pork Expo is the place to get the most up-to-date information related to pork production, business management and new technologies. More than a dozen seminars scheduled for June 3 and June 4 are included in the price of admission. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), this year’s Expo will take place June 3-5 in the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA.
"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).
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
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,
on May 26, 2015