2018 World Pork Expo - June 6-8 - 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!


Sunday, June 3

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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
    • 1:00 - 10:00 PM
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Monday, June 4

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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 - 6:00 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 - 6:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 5

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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 - 7:00 PM
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    Iowa Agriculture Tour

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

    • Iowa Agriculture Tour
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 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, 4110 NE Otter Creek Dr, Ankeny, Iowa
    • 1:00 - 5:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 6

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    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
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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    World Pork Expo Open Swine Show Registration

    • Swine Barn
    • 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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.

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center and Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    International Visitors Center

    Event Sponsored by: WATT Global Media

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    New Product Tour

    Event Sponsored by: National Hog Farmer

    • Varied Industries Building, Booth 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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    Pork Academy

    Event Sponsored by: National Pork Board

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
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    Children's Activities by Pink Stew Entertainment

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Foyer
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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    TQA® Training

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Conference Rooms 1-2
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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    PQA Plus® Training

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Conference Rooms 1-2
    • 1:00 - 4:00 PM
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Thursday, June 7

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    World Pork Expo Open Show Registration

    • Swine Barn
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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.

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center and Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    International Visitors Center

    Event Sponsored by: WATT Global Media

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center
    • 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, Booth V625
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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    World Pork Expo Apparel Shop

    • SB300
    • 8:00 - 5:00 AM
    View Event Details »
  • Seminars Icon

    Pork Academy

    Event Sponsored by: National Pork Board

    • Varied Industries Building, Room C
    • 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Activities Icon

    Children's Activities by Pink Stew Entertainment

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Foyer
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 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 »
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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 8

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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 - 7:00 PM
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    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 9.

    • Swine Barn
    • 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    View Event Details »
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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 - 1:00 PM
    View Event Details »
  • Trade Show Icon

    New Product Tour

    Event Sponsored by: National Hog Farmer

    • Varied Industries Building, Booth 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

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Foyer
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 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 9

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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 9.

    • Swine Barn
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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