2020 Conference

March 13-14, 2019
Dubuque, Iowa

(Subject to Change)

Friday, March 13, 2020

8:30 am     Registration OpensExhibit Hall Opens

9:30 am     Workshops   
Workshop #1 - Production Methods for Maximum Profit

Workshop #2 - Organic Processing - (Tentative)
(For those interested in setting up an Organic Processing Operation and/or how to discuss organic processing with your conventional processor.)

11:45 am     Break 

12:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm       Break in Exhibit Hall Presented by Iowa Pork Producers

1:30 pm      General Sessions
Herd Health - Bio Security
Marketing - Breed Selection to Meet Consumer Demands
Transitioning - Organic Certification

3:00 pm      Break in Exhibit Hall Presented by Blue River Organic Seeds

3:30 pm      Session Repeats

5:00 pm      Break

5:30 pm      Reception presented By Riverside Feeds

7:00 pm      Dinner on Your Own


Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:00 am     Breakfast and Keynote Presentation

9:30 am     Break in Exhibit Hall 

10:00 am   General Sessions
Herd Health - Natural Treatments of Common Diseases - Dr. Paul Dettloff
Housing - Best Practices for Winter Farrowing
Feed & Nutrition - Using Hybrid Rye for Optimal Growth - Final report of three-year research study by PFI
Transitioning - Starting an Organic Pork Operation  

11:30 am   Break in Exhibit Hall 

12:00 pm   Lunch
Marketing: Driving Profit with Meat Co-Ops

12:45 pm   Break in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm     General Sessions
Pasture Management - Rodale Institute/University of Minn Research on Parasite Management
Animal Welfare - GAP Certification and How to Market Humane Methods to the Consumer
Housing - New Innovations in Housing for the Pasture Pig (tentative)
Marketing - Breaking Down the Hog Carcass for Maximum Profit
3:00 pm    Conference Concludes         

We are still accepting Speaker Proposals on topics adressing our session track above.

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