Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? There will be plenty of free food when you stop by the Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent during the 2014 World Pork Expo (WPX), held June 4 to 7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA.

The Pork Checkoff will serve lunch starting at noon on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5.

Breakfast and bacon snacks also will be served daily at the Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent, which will be located on the north side of the Varied Industries Building.

The Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent will be the new location for the noon business luncheons which will feature Elwin Taylor, Iowa State University Extension climatologist, and Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics, who will present weather and market updates.

Learn more about Checkoff-funded programs at the Pork Checkoff booth, No. 120 in the Varied Industries Building.

Download the World Pork Expo app
As you make your plans, stay up to date with the handy 2014 World Pork Expo app. You can download this free mobile app by searching for “World Pork Expo” in the Apple Store, Android Market or Blackberry’s App World.

When you’re at the World Pork Expo, you won’t want to miss the PORK Academy seminars, which will provide updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), sow nutrition, manure nutrient management and other industry topics.

Karen Richter, the National Pork Board president and a pork producer from Montgomery, MN. noted that World Pork Expo will offer something for everyone.

For the latest World Pork Expo updates, log onto www.worldpork.org. More information is available by connecting with World Pork Expo on Facebook, following the Expo on Twitter (#NPPCWPX) and visiting pork.org.