A few spots remain for the July 12 Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®) Advisors recertification session in Ames. The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University (ISU) is offering the session, which is specifically for those who became certified during the initial training period in 2007-08.

James McKean, IPIC associate director and ISU Extension swine veterinarian, said the session will be taught by ISU animal science and veterinary medicine faculty members who are certified PQA Plus trainers.

"The session is limited to the first 30 participants who preregister and pay the recertification fee of $50 per person and there are spots available,” McKean said. “However, preregistration is strongly encouraged to ensure the new PQA Plus materials will be available for each participant. No walk-ins will be accepted.”

The session is filled on a first received, first accepted basis, so people should submit their preregistration and payment as soon as possible. The preregistration form is available online at www.ipic.iastate.edu/PQAPRecert071211.docx. It also is available by fax by calling IPIC at 515-294-4103.