Wisconsin Pork Association and the UW-Extension Swine Team invite all pork producers and industry friends to attend the annual Badger Swine Symposium. Please register in advance by calling the WPA office at 1-800-822-7675 or completing the form below.

Badger Swine Symposium

Friday, November 10, 2017
UW-River Falls, Agriculture Science Building, Room 200
611 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022

Schedule of Events:

9:30 a.m. Registration/Check In

9:45 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

10:00 a.m. On-Farm PRRS Experiences and Upcoming Regulatory Changes Gary Onan, PhD, PAS, Professor & Chair, Animal and Food Science, UW-River Falls; Tammy Vaassen, Executive Vice President, WPA; Dr. Darlene Konkle, WI Assistant State Veterinarian

11:30 a.m. Lunch (provided) and Niche Pasture Pork Panel Zen Miller, Marigold Farm; Clay Juelfs, Skyline Gardens & Ponds Nursery; Jake Sailer, Sailer Food Market; Tim Brueggen, Falls Meat Service

12:30 p.m. Pork Quality (UWRF Meat Lab) Dr. Laura Bachmeier, Director of Pork Saftey, National Pork Board; Jim Murray, Food Service Marketing Manager, National Pork Board

1:30 p.m. Swine Euthanasia Kurt Vogel, PhD, Associate Professor, Animal and Food Science, UW-River Falls

2:15 p.m. Student Research Presentations Darby Guse, WPA Mentor Program; Andrew Keller, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota; Kaleiah Schiller, University of California – Davis

3:00 p.m. Adjourn

The Badger Swine Symposium is free to attend thanks to sponsorship from the animal sciences departments at UW-Madison, Platteville, and River Falls, UW-Extension Swine Team, Wisconsin Pork Association, and the Pork Checkoff.

Badger Swine Symposium Registration

Please register by November 3, 2017 using the form below or by calling the WPA office at 1-800-822-7675.

Parking Instructions: The nearest parking lot is Pay Lot 1 by North Hall. The cost to park in Pay Lot 1 is 50 cents/30 minutes. The pay kiosks accept quarters, $1 and $5 bills, and debit/credit cards.

You may also purchase a 1-day visitor pass for $2 online and in advance on the UWRF Parking Website. Visitor parking passes are valid for Pay Lot 3 near Ramer Field (10-15 minute walk from the Ag Science building).

Click here to view parking maps for Pay Lots 1 & 3