Now interested parties can increase pork production knowledge and skills from the comfort of their own home. Swine Science Online is the first and only undergraduate online education available in the United States that focuses on pork production.

SSO teaches the scientific principles and management skills needed to run an efficient and sustainable pork production operation. The courses are delivered via distance education through universities across the country.

The program is particularly geared toward currently enrolled college juniors and seniors, veterinary medicine students, individuals working in allied industry and anyone interested in swine. SSO offers education and training of future pork professionals to benefit the pork industry by inspiring career interest through academic training and application.

The cost is $350 per credit hour; computer and high-speed internet access are required. You can review the complete summer and fall 2012 course listing at

For more information, contact Maggie DenBeste at (515) 294-5231 or e-mail her at