The Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with Iowa State University Extension swine specialists and the National Pork Board to offer Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance certification sessions at the 2010 World Pork Expo in June.

Pork producers needing to become certified in PQA Plus and/or TQA can attend the program at no charge. The sessions will take place Thursday, June 10, at the Walnut Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

The PQA Plus session will be held from to . TQA certification will take place from to Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session.

The training will be limited to the first 50 producers to register. Producers can pre-register or get additional information by contacting IPPA at (515) 225-7675 or e-mailing

Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association