Producers are encouraged to attend informative PORK Academy seminars

Farm Forum

Des Moines, Iowa – The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will again be part of the World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions are designed to educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production.

“PORK Academy is a one-stop-shop where producers can hear first about the latest pork industry news from the top leading experts,” said James Coates, chair of the Pork Checkoff’s Producer and State Services Committee and a pork producer from Franklin, Kentucky. “The sessions allow attendees to learn more about upcoming initiatives and how Pork Checkoff dollars are being allocated. When pig farmers leave these sessions, they will go home with more knowledge and new ways to advance their operation.”

For more information about Pork Checkoff-sponsored events and activities at World Pork Expo, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675. For information about other World Pork Expo activities, visit