The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) will hold a Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus Advisor training session at Iowa State University on Oct. 5

Certification as an Advisor requires attendance at a daylong training session and passing an exam at the end of the session. "If you're interested in attending, please let us know by submitting an application as soon as possible," said IPIC spokesperson Jane Runneals. Requirements for eligibility include being a veterinarian, extension specialist or agriculture educator; having a D.V.M. or B.S. in animal science or an equivalent combination of education and swine production experience; and having two years of recent documentable swine production experience. The application deadline is Sept. 28.