The application deadline for the May 4 Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) Advisors certification program being offered by the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University (ISU) has been extended. James McKean, IPIC associate director and ISU Extension swine veterinarian, is coordinating the training program and said those interested in participating now have through Friday, April 29, to submit their application to attend.

“A few spaces remain for this session and we want to be sure people have ample opportunity to submit the application,” McKean said. “That’s why we’re extending the deadline to this coming Friday.”

The session will be held in the Ensminger Room in Kildee Hall on the ISU campus and will be taught by ISU animal science and veterinary medicine faculty members who are certified PQA Plus trainers.

McKean said those who qualify and are interested in the program should download, complete and submit the two-page application form available online at The form also is available by fax by calling Sherry Hoyer at IPIC at 515-294-4496.

“If you’re interested in attending, please let us know by submitting an application as soon as possible so we can contact you after receiving your application," McKean said. "The $75 fee for approved applicants can be paid at the door on May 4.”

The qualifications and other requirements are included in the application form.