Iowa Pork Management Functions Due Nov. 30 –


The Iowa Pork Producers Affiliation (IPPA) is on the lookout for the following class of Iowans to affix the Iowa Pork Management Academy (IPLA). Develop your management expertise, improve your understanding of state and nationwide coverage making, and journey the nation to fulfill farmers from different states.

IPLA goals to equip you with the talents to assist lead the pork trade immediately and tomorrow. Functions for the 2023 IPLA class are due Nov. 30, 2022.

On-line purposes and particulars about this system might be discovered at

The instruments IPLA members will acquire within the 2023 program are:

·        a working information of the Iowa Pork Producers Affiliation and different key organizations that work with IPPA to broaden views and construct coalitions;

·        understanding and defining management kinds and the way they affect folks working collectively in a bunch;

·        a deeper understanding of the pork trade and its financial contributions to Iowa, and the way that impacts Iowa’s place on the earth; and

·        sharpening written and verbal communications and messaging about pig farming and pork.

The academy will meet 4 instances in 2023, beginning with an introductory session in February 2023. This system culminates with the group’s commencement on the January 2024 Iowa Pork Congress.

The present IPLA class will graduate on the 2023 IPPA annual assembly awards lunch on Jan. 24, 2023.

These members are: (listed alphabetically by county): Audubon County – Yury Alexandra Espinosa, Audubon; Des Moines County – Haley Kerr, Oakville; Howard County – Hailey Waddell, Protivin; Johnson County – Matthew Rooda, Iowa Metropolis; Linn County – Matthew Ditch, Middle Level.

Additionally, Plymouth County – Trevor Harson, Hinton, and Colin Schroeder, Le Mars; Polk County – Eleanor Korum, Des Moines, and Katie Tapper, Urbandale; and Story County – Jeb Gent, Ames, and Stacie Matchan, Gilbert.



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