World Pork Expo will take place June 6-8 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. More than 450 commercial exhibits will display products and services for the pork industry. The trade show and seminar programs are scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8. Additional information is available when you connect with World Pork Expo on Facebook and follow World Pork Expo on Twitter using #NPPCWPX.

The National Hog Farmer in collaboration with the National Pork Producers Council has developed the new World Pork Expo mobile application (app) to help pork producers make the most of their visit to World Pork Expo. With the simple touch of your smartphone, you can download special events, Pork Academy and business seminars, find exhibitor booths and much more! Find the new WPX2012 app in Apple and Android stores. For more information, visit the World Pork Expo Web site, www.worldpork.org. World Pork Expo will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA, June 6-8, 2012.

More details about Pork Academy seminars and business seminars are also available at www.worldpork.org. Pork Academy seminars, June 6-7, are sponsored by the National Pork Board. Topics include porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), feed ingredient availability, pork export projections and the We Care program.

Eight business seminars will feature the latest in nutrition, herd health, manure management and price risk on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7. A highlight of the free business-seminar luncheon at noon on both days will be speakers discussing weather and economic outlooks. Expo-goers will find these business seminars and luncheons in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Boars and gilts representing eight pure breeds will be held beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, June 8, followed by sales staged Saturday, June 9, beginning at 9 a.m.

 “The best advice I can share regarding World Pork Expo is to carve out more than just one day to take it all in,” says R.C. Hunt, president of NPPC from Wilson, NC. “Before and after continuing your education at business seminars, you’ll see the very latest technology on display in the trade show. Add in great food and hospitality, and you’ll have a first-rate experience along with outstanding ideas to take back home.”

World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). On behalf of its members, NPPC develops and defends export markets, fights for reasonable legislation and regulation, and informs and educates legislators. For more information, visit www.nppc.org.