The National Pork Board is sponsoring a workshop on exporting pork variety meats, Oct. 23 at the Iowa State University Meat Lab in Ames, IA. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

The workshop is being conducted for the Pork Board by New Pork Concepts, LLC of Earlham, IA, in cooperation with CK International, a Des Moines exporter.

"Variety meats are frequently overlooked when companies think about adding value to their operations," says Glen Keppy, chairman of the Pork Checkoff Trade Committee. "There is an opportunity for small pork packers to turn a potential cost into a profit and put more dollars into the pork chain."

To register, contact Lars Boerre, New Pork Concepts, 105 S.W. Locust Ave., Earlham, IA 50072, (515) 758-9545, lpboerre@aol.com; or John Cravens, director of foreign market development for the Pork Board, (970) 613-0968, john.cravens@porkboard.org.