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.

Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) training sessions will be offered in each of the eight IPPA districts throughout the summer:




  District 1

  August 19

  Sheldon, IA
  Northwest Iowa Community College
  Bldg. C, Room 349

  District 2

  August 25

  Humboldt, IA
  Humboldt County Extension office

  District 3

  August 29

  Nashua, IA
  Borlaug Learning Center

  District 4

  July 21

  Manchester, IA
  Delaware County Extension Office

  District 5

  August 10

  Atlantic, IA
  Cass County Community Center

  District 6

  August 24

  Winterset, IA
  Madison County Extension Office

  District 7

  August 30

  Oskaloosa, IA
  Mahaska County Extension Office

  District 8

  August 3

  Iowa City, IA
  Johnson County Extension office

All dates offer PQA Plus from 10 a.m. to noon and TQA from 1:30 to 4 p.m. All sessions are sponsored by IPPA and the Pork Checkoff. Producers are encouraged to pre-register to allow adequate space and materials. To pre-register or for more information, contact IPPA at (515) 225-7675 or e-mail

PQA Plus and TQA are part of the industry-aligned We Care responsible pork initiative, which establishes ethical principles for pork producers to produce safe food, protect and promote animal well-being, protect public health, safeguard natural resources, provide a safe work environment and contribute to a better quality of life in their communities.

“PQA Plus and TQA help pork producers show their commitment to providing our customers with the safest and highest quality product possible,” said IPPA President Leon Sheets. “These programs allow us to continuously improve our industry.”