Virtual pork certification set

     The Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has scheduled a new virtual certification session for PQA Plus Advisors for June 2. Iowa State extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher will teach the session.

     “For those eligible for recertification, plan on approximately four hours, followed by an exam,” he said. “Those being certified for the first time will spend approximately six hours of classroom time, followed by an exam.”

     To be eligible to submit an application or recertify as a current advisor, people must meet all of the following qualifications:

     • Be a veterinarian, extension specialist or ag educator (defined for this program as a person who spends full time in adult education or at least half time in production training).

     • Have a DVM or BS in animal science (or equivalent).

     • Have two years of recent documentable swine production experience.

     There is a 15-person minimum with the application deadline of May 19. No individual spot is guaranteed until the application is approved and specific payment is accepted by IPIC. The cost is $85 per person and includes all materials and online access. The session begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. and instruction starting at 9 a.m.

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