Iowa pig farmers and 2017 Iowa Pork Producers Association Youth Leadership Team contestants will be out in force on Jan. 25 during the Iowa Pork Congress distributing discount "Dine on Us" coupons in downtown Des Moines.

Consumers will receive $5 "Dine on Us!" discount coupons to reduce the cost of a pork meal at any Des Moines-area restaurant participating in the promotion. The coupons will be honored from Jan. 25 through Feb. 15.

"Dine on Us is a promotion that not only allows us to showcase our great pork products, but also many of the Metro's fine restaurants," said IPPA Consumer Information Director Joyce Hoppes. "We thank the 16 restaurants that are participating and giving consumers an opportunity to enjoy a discounted pork entrée at their establishment."

The coupon giveaway will be held on the skywalk over 6th Street between Grand and Locust and over Walnut between 6th and 7th streets and 8th and 9th streets. The pork groups will have displays and hand out coupons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 25th.

The participating restaurants are Court Avenue Restaurant and Brewing Co., Smokey D's (3 locations), Jethro's (6 locations), Buzzard Billy's, The Cub Club, Big City Burgers and Greens, Splash Seafood Bar and Grill, RoCA, Goldfinch, Bubba, Guru BBQ, Vivian's, American Restaurant and Lounge, Malo, Django and Centro.

Several of the restaurants routinely menu pork, but others are putting pork on their menu just for the promotion.

Iowa pig farmers proudly raise the most hogs of any state in the nation and adhere to the Ethical Principles of pork production: Producing safe food, protecting and promoting animal well-being, protecting public health, safeguarding natural resources, and supporting their local community.