Educational opportunities abound for those attending the World Pork Expo. Be sure to take advantage of these Pork Academy sessions which are free to all producers who are attending World Pork Expo  June 3-5, in Des Moines, Iowa . There is no pre-registration required. The sessions are sponsored by National Pork Checkoff.

Among sessions planned are as follows: 

Wednesday, June 3 – Varied Industries Building, Room C

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. What’s the Real Deal with MRSA in Pigs, Pork & People?
• Peter Davies, University of Minnesota

10:15 – 11 a.m. Proper Euthanasia Techniques
• Scanlon Daniels, Circle H Animal Health

11 – 11:45 a.m. The latest information on PRRS and PCVAD
• Dick Hesse, Kansas State University

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Neighbor 2 Neighbor
• Ben Vainner, National Pork Board

2:15 – 3 p.m. Biosecurity 101
• Alex Ramirez, Iowa State University

3 – 3:45 p.m. Is Your Pork Export Ready?
The latest on MRL’s and antibiotics.
• Collette Schultz Kaster, Farmland Foods

Thursday, June 4 – Varied Industries Building, Room C

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Are you ready for Mother Nature?
Disaster Preparedness and Biosecurity
• Jim Roth, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University

10:15 – 11 a.m. Proper Euthanasia Techniques • Scanlon Daniels, Circle H Animal Health

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Energy Costs • Mike Brumm, Brumm Consulting

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Neighbor 2 Neighbor • Ben Vainner, National Pork Board

2:15 – 3 p.m. Hispanic Labor in the Swine Industry, a Thing of the Past?
• Orlando Gil, Training Connections/Translation Services

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. What Does Feed Management Include? • Alan Sutton, Purdue University

Friday, June 5 – Varied Industries Building, Room C

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Alternative Feed Ingredients • Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

10:15 – 11 a.m. Energy Costs • Mike Brumm, Brumm Consulting