Application deadline approaching for PQA Plus Advisor Certification session

The final Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus® Advisor Certification session in 2011 offered by the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) will be held Nov. 15, and IPIC Associate Director James McKean urged people to submit their applications before the Nov. 8 deadline. FULL STORY »

Become a PQA Plus Advisor on Nov. 15

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program. The certification process requires attendance at a daylong training session and passing an exam at the conclusion of that session. FULL STORY »

Swine specialist works to keep Iowa pork production at the top

In the short six months since he began working as an Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach swine program specialist, Matthew Swantek has become certified as a Pork Quality Assurance Plus® Advisor, worked with a variety of swine feed and production software programs, and experienced his first round of county fair swine shows. And that’s just for starters. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus Advisor certification session Oct. 18

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program. The certification process requires attendance at a daylong training session and passing an exam at the conclusion of that session. The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University (ISU) will hold one such training Oct. 18. FULL STORY »

Minnesota PQA Plus certification program scheduled

Pork producers can earn their individual certification for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) at a free training on Sept. 8 at the 4-H Family Center located on the Le Sueur County Fairgrounds, Highway 99, Le Center. The PQA Plus training begins at 7 p.m. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus and TQA certification programs for Minnesota hog farmers and transporters scheduled

Pork producers and livestock transporters can earn their individual certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) at free trainings on July 27 at the Rice County Services Building, 320 Northwest Third Street, Faribault. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus Advisors recertification session offered

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. FULL STORY »

Iowa PQA Plus sessions scheduled

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension to offer free quality assurance training programs for Iowa pork producers. FULL STORY »

Sign up now for July PQA Plus Advisor Recertification session

People who become certified as Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus® Advisors under the National Pork Board's PQA Plus program are required to recertify every three years. That means those certified during the initial training period in 2007 need to complete a recertification training and testing session. FULL STORY »

Minnesota PQA Plus and TQA certification programs scheduled

Pork producers and livestock transporters can earn their certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) at free trainings on May 18 at the Nobles County Government Center, 315 10th Street, Worthington. FULL STORY »

Iowa State PQA Plus deadline extended

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. FULL STORY »

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