The University of Illinois and the Illinois Pork Producers Association have announced a 2011 pork producer distance education opportunity. The education series is designed to provide a forum for relaying information on a broad array of swine production subjects presented by experts within specific topic areas.

The program is scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. CST and running for 30 minutes with 15 minutes for a question and answer period. Participants will need a computer with internet access and a telephone system to be part of the live program. Registration is $30 per registrant to access the entire webinar series and recorded programs.

Register and pay (via credit or debit card) online for this webinar series. Upon successful registration you will be notified of confirmation by email. The program and recordings will be available during the year after the event and will remain accessible for 3 months after the last program.

For additional information, contact Rob Knox at (217) 244 -5177 or email at rknox@illinois.edu.

The program is designed to reach a broad audience interested or involved in pork production in Illinois. The topics covered are designed to be thought provoking and help pork producers reach production targets.

The Speakers

Dr. Sherrie Clark
Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois. Swine health and reproduction.

Dr. Mike Ellis
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois. Production systems and swine genetics.

Dr. Larry Firkins
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois. Swine health and human resources.

Randy Fonner, MS.
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering University of Illinois. Extension educator. Manure management and certification.

Dr. Ted Funk
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering University of Illinois. Extension specialist.

Dr. Rob Knox
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois Extension swine specialist. Swine reproduction.

Dr. Jim Pettigrew
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois. Extension swine specialist. Monogastric nutrition.

Dr. Janeen Salak-Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois. Animal well-being and immunophysiology.

Dr. Hans Stein
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences University of Illinois. Extension swine specialist, Monogastric nutrition