A two-day, intensive workshop on artificial insemination (AI) is being offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Pork Board.

The program will be Dec. 2-3 at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca, MN. The program runs noon to 9 p.m. on Dec. 2 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 3.

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract, effective techniques for heat detection, demonstration of intrauterine insemination, proper sow nutrition, gilt development and semen handling and storage.

Many hands-on activities are included to maximize learning and understanding, and to deal with the challenges of AI and on-farm reproductive problems.

To register, contact the Minnesota Pork Board at (507) 345-8814.