The Iowa Pork Producers Asociation (IPPA), in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Phibro Animal Health, are offering an update on regulatory information for pork producers and allied industry representatives Sept. 7.

The session runs from 1 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building in Ames. Preregistration is requested.

Eldon McAfee, IPPA legal counsel with Beving, Swanson & Forrest, Des Moines, will discuss current regulations, nuisance cases and ongoing rulemaking and policy procedures affecting Iowa producers.

Jay Harmon, professor with the Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, will provide producers with updates on current environmental research and assistance programs offered through ISU.

“Producers are constantly learning of new laws, regulations and policy initiatives with little detail on how it affects them or what they need to do to comply,” says Tyler Bettin, IPPA producer education director. “We hope sessions like this will bring them up-to-speed on current issues and answer any questions they may have.”

The conference is free for those who preregister or $10 at the door. For more information or to preregister, please contact the Iowa Pork Producers Association at (800) 372-7675 or e-mail tbettin@iowaopork.org.

Individuals also have the opportunity to view the conference and ask their questions via a Web cast.
Follow these instructions to view online:

Go to http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/iowapork/.

Enter as guest by typing your first and last name in the box and clicking “Enter Room.”

Test your equipment in advance. Follow the directions for “Access Information.” If you cannot access the online meeting room, please call Robin or Floyd at (515) 294-8658 for technical assistance.