News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, June 14th 2019

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THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE
More ISU Students Earn Scholarships
The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers has announced recipients of 15 $250 scholarships in honor of the organization’s 15th anniversary this year. All are either graduating seniors or current college students who plan to pursue an agriculture degree. Of the 15, ten are current ISU students, two are incoming ISU freshmen and one is a DMACC student who plans to eventually transfer to ISU. Read all about these great students on the CSIF website https://www.supportfarmers.com/news/csif-announces-scholarship-recipients-in-celebration-of-15th-anniversary/…………………………………………………………
NEWS
Patience Recognized for Expertise and Education
ISU animal science professor John Patience is one of National Hog Farmer’s 2019 Masters of the Pork Industry. This annual recognition by the magazine showcases members of the pork industry who are known for their achievements, leadership and innovation, as well as their encouragement, challenge and inspiration of future leaders. Read Kevin Schultz’s article on John and what he’s done and learned through the years on the NHF website https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/master-farmers/19-pork-masters-mastering-message-producer-needs


Iowa Producer Elected Treasurer of National Pork Board
Gene Noem of Ames is the newly elected treasurer of the National Pork Board following the board meeting earlier this month. In addition to this new one-year responsibility, Gene serves on the IPPA board of directors and its promotions committee, AND he’s a member of our IPIC Advisory Board. Congratulations to Gene on this opportunity to continue working for the swine industry and its members. Read more in this NPB news release https://www.pork.org/news/pork-checkoff-names-2019-2020-officers/

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PRODUCTION TIP
Keep Fans Clean
When washing the barns between groups and at other routine times, it is important to clean fan blades, shrouds, baffles and inlets to improve ventilation and fan efficiency. Dirty ventilation components reduce the efficiency of air movement, decrease motor longevity and increase energy costs.

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IT’S A DATE
Continuing. PQA Plus and TQA producer certification sessions presented by ISU extension swine specialists. See the IPIC website calendar for these and other events.


July 2 and August 9.  PQA Plus advisor certification sessions.  See our certification page for dates, locations and application form downloads, and note application deadlines.


June 27. Iowa Swine Day. Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames. The eighth annual event offers speakers who will address current issues affecting the industry. Some of the topics will include the status of and response to African Swine Fever, what makes a biosecurity program successful, improving company culture, precision pork production, and feeding the high-producing sow.

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DID YOU KNOW?
New African Swine Fever Advisory for ISU Research Farms

Just this week the ISU Research Farms have put in place an advisory for African Swine Fever. It joins existing advisories for FMD and Avian Influenza. Visitors are welcome at the ISU Research Farms and tours can be arranged by contacting the farms in advance. If visitors arrive at the research farm unannounced, they are encouraged to call the farm office or the farm superintendent on arrival. Also, visitors who have recently come to the United States or returned from a trip abroad are requested to participate in a five-day waiting period  prior to visiting ISU farms with livestock. All three advisories are available through links on the farms’ visitors page here https://www.farms.ag.iastate.edu/visitors

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FOR THE RECORD
IPIC adds August 9 PQA Plus 4.0 Advisor Certification Session
To help meet continuing industry need of PQA Plus 4.0 advisors, IPIC has scheduled two certification sessions. Application deadlines for the July 2 and August 9 sessions are two weeks prior to the session date or when the maximum limit is reached. Sessions are open for those who need initial certification (full day) and recertification (about a half day) and both sessions will be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center in Ames. Those interested in attending should download, complete and submit the application form for their desired date and location as soon as possible.

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NEWS NOW   Vol. 19, no. 2
June 2019
Iowa Pork Industry Center
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Ames, IA  50011-1178
Phone 515-294-4103  Toll-free 800-808-7675 (Iowa only)
Email ipic@iastate.edu
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