The annual Pork/Corn/Soy expo provides a one-stop opportunity for educational programs, trade show, and networking. Held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, it also gives producers a chance to mix business with family time at a popular winter destination.
The event is hosted by Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association and Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.
2017 Pork/Corn/Soy Expo February 2 & 3
2017 Pork Industry Seminars
PRRS – Tips to Reduce Farm Exposure
This session will address tactics to prevent exposure of your herd to PRRS and the latest on-farm management tools available to help shorten the impact if you do become positive. In addition, updates to Wisconsin’s animal health rule that would require testing for PRRS and PEDv upon movement of pigs and response actions if positive pigs are found will be discussed.
Changing Pork Quality to Improve Consumer Experiences
Dr. Jim Magolski, Coleman Natural Foods, and Dr. Steve Larsen, National Pork Board, will discuss pork quality issues that confuse consumers at the meat case and efforts that are underway to update quality standards and the USDA grading system.
Cooking with Pork
Learn how to prepare a delicious stuffed pork loin from Chef Michael Althen, owner of Elite Catering in Baraboo and the winner of the 2016 Taste of Elegance. Bonus: the session will include samples!
Pork Quality Assurance Plus® and Transport Quality Assurance® for Livestock Haulers Certification
Attend these sessions to become certified, or renew your certification, in the PQA Plus and TQA programs. PQA Plus maintains its food safety tradition to ensure U.S. pork products continue to be recognized domestically and internationally as the highest quality and safest available and provides information to ensure producers can measure, track, and continuously improve animal wellbeing. TQA is a program that helps swine transporters, producers, and handlers understand how to handle, move, and transport pigs.
*Note: Expo registration is NOT required to participate in PQA or TQA. However, please RSVP to WPA at 608-723-7551 if you plan to attend PQA Plus or TQA training.
Breakfast and Discussions with the WPA Board
Join the Wisconsin Pork Association board as they sit down with producers and industry in a round-table discussion on industry issues, as well as to get feedback on association programs. RSVP to Wisconsin Pork Association is requested.
To view the complete program schedule click here.
Thank You Expo Sponsors!