The World Pork Expo is the place for pork producers to collect the most up-to-date information and select from more than a dozen free educational seminars. Experts will address business management, production technologies and future developments that will impact pork producers. Scheduled throughout Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, both the Business Seminars and PORK Academy will take place in the Varied Industries Building.

MusicFest offers Expo attendees an opportunity to relax and enjoy a summer evening. This free concert runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, along Grand Avenue at the Fairgrounds. Kicking off this year’s lineup is Iowa native and The Voice contestant, Casey Muessigmann, whose passion for life shines through his high-energy country music. Headlining MusicFest are The Surf City Allstars, whose five members make up the only band to have played and sang with both the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean. The Surf City Allstars are hailed as the most authentic and committed Beach Boys tribute band.

There’s always plenty of mouthwatering pork at Expo, and the Big Grill is not to be missed. Iowa’s Tama County Pork Producers Association will once again serve free pork lunches hot off the Big Grill each day of Expo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.