Bacon & Innovation: Industry Leaders Share Breakthroughs in Pork Production

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From its earliest roots, Iowa has been fertile ground for animal science and innovation. Here public institutions and private industry converge with the world’s most robust pork production infrastructure to create a culture of innovation to support the world’s growing demand for a sustainable supply of food.

America’s Cultivation Corridor invites you to hear from some of the innovators leading the charge to accelerate development of new technologies and innovations that are advancing the pork industry. During this press conference that took place on June 9 at the World Pork Expo, panelists shared news and updates about advancements that will have a lasting impact on pork production in the state and around the world.

Joining the conversation:

Moderator: Mike Roof, Ph.D., Iowa State University Chief Technology Officer for the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics research and innovation platform

Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Jason Ross, Ph.D., Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa State University Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor of Physiology

Kevin Rasmussen, Iowa pork producer, Iowa Pork Producers Association President

Rick Sibbel, DVM, Technology & Strategy Lead, Mazen Animal Health, past president, American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Billi Hunt, Executive Director, America’s Cultivation Corridor