Plan to attend Pork Congress

It promises to be fun and a great opportunity to learn

For more than four decades, the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s Iowa Pork Congress has been an event where pork producers and assorted experts gather to share views and information about an industry that has long been vital to the state’s economy.

The annual incarnation of this very popular gathering is in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center today and Thursday. Organizers say it is the nation’s largest winter swine trade show and conference.

Once again this year, the show will feature an impressive roster of speakers and an appealing array of exhibitors. There will be in the neighborhood of 300 trade-show booths according to the IPPA. It is expected that many of the exhibitors will be introducing new products or services at this year’s show.

The appeal of this event is in part its educational component.

“We’re excited about our lineup of seminars and presenters. We strive to present seminars on timely subjects, and on issues of importance to pork producers and stakeholders,” said IPPA President Gregg Hora, a pig farmer from Fort Dodge.

The trade show includes more than 300 exhibitors, “which is a major draw,” Hora said.

“Every year, attendees have the opportunity to visit with representatives from companies that serve the pork industry,” he added. “These companies come from Iowa, the U.S. and around the world to offer solutions that help our pork producers become more efficient, profitable and successful.'”

Each day, the trade show opens at 9 a.m. It closes at 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Make plans now to attend what promises to be a super event.

You won’t be disappointed.

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