The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has developed two tours in conjunction with the 2014 World Pork Expo which will be aimed toward visitors who want a further glimpse into U.S. agriculture. A two-day tour, which will take place June 2-3, will feature a broad agricultural overview, from crop and pork production, to farm equipment and shipping. A one-day tour will highlight agribusiness throughout central Iowa. Both options include meals on tour days and free admission to World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show....More
The “Chew on This Tour,” which visited World Pork Expo last week in Des Moines, IA, featuring its highly visible, shiny red tractor trailer, is spreading the message about food safety and quality, and sharing information about the use of technology in food production on the Drive to Feed the World.
The Chew on This Tour is a unique, interactive road show traveling the nation to heighten awareness about one of the biggest problems facing the world today: hunger. The tour will be stopping at feedmills, universities, fairs and civic events around the country....More
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 2013 World Pork Expo attracted nearly 20,000 pork producers and leaders from 39 countries to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA June 5-7. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo featured the world's largest pork-specific trade show with more than 400 commercial exhibitors from throughout the world. Expo's three days were filled with seminars offering the latest management insights, free pork barbecue and opportunities for attendees to interact with fellow pork producers. IN what has become a major youth event, the World Pork Expo Junior National set another record for participation in its shows and other competitions....More
The two hottest topics at the 25th Anniversary World Pork Expo last week were the sale of Smithfield Foods to Shuanghui, Ltd., and the potential impact of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The level of concern about both was high....More
In challenging times for producers, the Pork Checkoff’s domestic marketing efforts are paying off. In a news conference held during World Pork Expo, National Pork Board officials reported positive response to its consumer campaigns....More
The National Pork Producers Council will celebrate the silver anniversary of World Pork Expo in June. Being a bit of a pork industry history buff, I decided to thumb through some old files to help jog my memory of how this “world’s largest pork-specific event” came about....More
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is urging its members to participate in Operation Main Street (OMS) training during World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA.
In 2011, the AASV and the National Pork Board partnered to train veterinarians as OMS speakers with a goal to schedule a speaker at all 28 schools of veterinary medicine with messages about the swine industry. Since then, the AASV has trained 41 veterinarians and scheduled speakers at 24 of the 28 schools reaching more than 5,000 students through the OMS program....More
The spotlight will shine on MusicFest at World Pork Expo on Thursday, June 6, as the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presents world-class entertainment by Transit Authority and Little Texas....More