2017 World Pork Expo - June 7-9 - Iowa State Fairgrounds

Schedule of Events

There’s a reason why World Pork Expo is one of the most anticipated events in pork industry! Each day offers many opportunities for connection and education — from the expansive trade show and the informative seminars to industry networking and evening social events. It’s all waiting to be discovered at World Pork Expo.

Be sure to check back frequently as we are always adding new opportunities and activities to the World Pork Expo schedule!


Monday, June 5

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    Junior National Swine Show

    Passionate exhibitors 21 years of age or younger from across the U.S. will arrive to participate in the WPX Junior National Swine Show and other contests.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Midwest Agriculture Tour

    Featuring a broad agricultural overview — including crop and pork production, farm equipment, and commodity shipping — this two-day tour starts Monday and ends Tuesday.

    Event Sponsored by: Illinois Soybean Association Checkoff Program

    • Midwest Agriculture Tour
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Open Swine Show

    Exhibitors of all ages from across the U.S. will arrive to participate in the WPX Open Show.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 6

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    Iowa Agribusiness Tour

    This one-day tour will highlight agribusiness in central Iowa.

    • Iowa Agribusiness Tour
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 7

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    Trade Show

    See what’s new in the industry at the expansive trade show! Hundreds of commercial exhibitors will display the latest pork-production technologies, products and services.

    • Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Junior National Purebred Gilt Swine Show

    Passionate exhibitors 21 years of age or younger from across the U.S. will participate in the WPX Junior National. Participants can also compete in various contests that test their knowledge of the swine industry.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    World Pork Open Golf Tournament

    Take part in the World Pork Open and compete for special prizes while cultivating new and existing industry relationships!

    • Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny, Iowa
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    International Visitors Center

    Event Sponsored by: WATT Global Media

    • Agriculture Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    New Product Tour

    Event Sponsored by: National Hog Farmer

    • Varied Industries Building, V625
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    World Pork Expo Apparel Shop

    • SB300
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    World Pork Expo Open Swine Show Registration

    • Swine Barn
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Pork Quality Initiative

    Steve Larsen, National Pork Board

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 9:15 - 10:00 AM
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    TQA® Training

    • Varied Industries Building, Room A-2
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Children's Activities by Pink Stew Entertainment

    • Agriculture Building Booth 1011
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    Business Seminar: Nutritional Aspects of Feeding Piglets and How the Grain Markets Influence Your Pig Production

    Ryan Dilger, Ph.D., University of Illinois; Joseph Kerns, Managing Director, Kerns and Associates

    Event Sponsored by: Hamlet Protein A/S

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Social Media in Pork Production

    Erin Brenneman, Brenneman Farms; Logan Thornton, 2017 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow; Brad Greenway, 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 10:15 - 11:00 AM
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    Big Grill

    A delicious, free pork lunch is served each day, grilled by local pork producer volunteers!

    • Big Grill
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Compensation in Pork Production

    Karen Hoare, National Pork Board

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Business Seminar: The Economic Power of Pig Health. The Economics of Keeping Pigs as Healthy as Possible, Especially During Stressful Periods, Can't be Understated.

    Event Sponsored by: Tonisity, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 1:00 - 2:00 PM
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    PQA Plus® Training

    • Varied Industries Building, Room A-2
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Sub-Therapeutic Growth-Promoting Antibiotic Alternatives

    Wes Schweer, Iowa State University

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 1:30 - 2:15 PM
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    PORK Academy: Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm?

    Collette Kaster, PAACO

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 2:30 - 3:30 PM
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    Business Seminar: Proactive Care. Producers and Industry Veterans Share How They Reduce Pre-Weaning Mortality, Raise Heavier Pigs and Increase Income.

    Event Sponsored by: Tonisity, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 2:30 - 3:30 PM
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    Business Seminar: These are My Pigs! Producers, Pig Caretakers and Company Personnel Share Their Experiences with Tonisity Px.

    Event Sponsored by: Tonisity, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 4:00 - 4:45 PM
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Thursday, June 8

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    Inspirational Service with Ray Perryman

    • Swine Barn Ring A
    • 7:00 - 8:00 AM
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    Trade Show

    See what’s new in the industry at the expansive trade show! Hundreds of commercial exhibitors will display the latest pork-production technologies, products and services.

    • Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Swine Show Icon

    Junior National Purebred Barrow Swine Show

    Passionate exhibitors 21 years of age or younger from across the U.S. will participate in the WPX Junior National. Participants can also compete in various contests that test their knowledge of the swine industry.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    World Pork Expo Open Show Registration

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 - 10:00 AM
    View Event Details »
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    International Visitors Center

    Event Sponsored by: WATT Global Media

    • Agriculture Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    New Product Tour

    Event Sponsored by: National Hog Farmer

    • Varied Industries Building, V625
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    World Pork Expo Apparel Shop

    • SB300
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Business Seminar: Farm to Fork: Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, Healthy People

    Justin Ransom, Ph.D., Customer-Focused Supply Chain Strategist; Dr. Carissa Odland, Pipestone Veterinary Services; Tamika Sims, Ph.D., International Food Information Council and Foundationg

    Event Sponsored by: Zoetis

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 8:30 - 9:45 AM
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    PQA Plus® Advisor Training

    • Varied Industries Building, Room A-2
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Pork Quality Initiative

    Steve Larsen, National Pork Board

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 9:15 - 10:00 AM
    View Event Details »
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    Children's Activities by Pink Stew Entertainment

    • Agriculture Building Booth 1011
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Veterinary Feed Directive

    Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 10:15 - 11:00 AM
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    Business Seminar: Farm to Fork: Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, Healthy People

    Justin Ransom, Ph.D., Customer-Focused Supply Chain Strategist; Dr. Carissa Odland, Pipestone Veterinary Services; Tamika Sims, Ph.D., International Food Information Council and Foundation

    Event Sponsored by: Zoetis

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 10:15 - 11:30 AM
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    Big Grill

    A delicious, free pork lunch is served each day, grilled by local pork producer volunteers!

    • Big Grill
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    PORK Academy: Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available

    Tim Safranski, University of Missouri

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Business Seminar: Smart Barn Controllers, ESF, Mobile Data Collection and Production Software — A New World of Technology for Pork Producers

    Tom Stein, DVM, Ph.D., Maximus Systems and Maximum Ag Technologies; Lisa Butler, Maximus software platform; Wesley Lack, Maximum Ag Technologies and Maximus Systems; Joel Phelps, Great Lakes Pork

    Event Sponsored by: Maximum Ag Technologies, Maximus Systems

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 1:00 - 3:00 PM
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    PORK Academy: Secure Pork Supply Implementation

    Patrick Webb, National Pork Board; Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 1:30 - 2:15 PM
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    PORK Academy: U.S. Exports & International Trade

    Becca Nepple, National Pork Board; Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 2:30 - 3:15 PM
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    Business Seminar: Smart Barn Controllers, ESF, Mobile Date Collection and Production Software — A New World of Technology for Pork Producers

    Tom Stein, DVM, Ph.D., Maximus Systems and Maximum Ag Technologies; Lisa Butler, Maximus software platform; Wesley Lack, Maximum Ag Technologies and Maximus Systems; Joel Phelps, Great Lakes Pork

    Event Sponsored by: Maximum Ag Technologies, Maximus Systems

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 3:00 - 5:00 PM
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    MusicFest

    ​MusicFest offers visitors an opportunity to relax, enjoy free musical performances and mingle with fellow pork professionals from throughout the world.

    • Grand Avenue
    • 4:30 - 8:00 PM
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Friday, June 9

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    Junior National Swine Judging Contest

    Passionate exhibitors 21 years of age or younger from across the U.S. will participate in the WPX Junior National Judging Contest and other contests that test their knowledge of the swine industry.

    • Cattle Barn
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Trade Show Icon

    Trade Show

    See what’s new in the industry at the expansive trade show! Hundreds of commercial exhibitors will display the latest pork-production technologies, products and services.

    • Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Swine Show Icon

    Open Swine Show

    Exhibitors of all ages from across the U.S. will participate in the WPX Open Show. The Open Sale will take place the morning of Saturday, June 10.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Trade Show Icon

    New Product Tour

    Event Sponsored by: National Hog Farmer

    • Varied Industries Building, V625
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Activities Icon

    World Pork Expo Apparel Shop

    • SB300
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Activities Icon

    Children's Activities from Pink Stew Entertainment

    • Agriculture Building Booth 1011
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Activities Icon

    Big Grill

    A delicious, free pork lunch is served each day, grilled by local pork producer volunteers!

    • Big Grill
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »

Saturday, June 10

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    Open Swine Sale

    Exhibitors of all ages from across the U.S. will participate in the WPX Open Show. The Open Sale will take place the morning of Saturday, June 10.

    • Swine Barn
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »