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.
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).