2019 World Pork Expo - June 5-7 - 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. THE 2018 MIDWEST AG TOUR IS SOLD OUT

    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. THE 2018 IOWA AG TOUR IS SOLD OUT

    • 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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    The Impact of Manure Management

    Event Sponsored by: Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Can Agriculture Win the Battle of Misinformation? Use USFRA’s App to Speak to Today’s Consumer

    Sessions at: 8:00am-9:00am, 9:30am-10:30am, and 11:00am-12:00pm

    Event Sponsored by: U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 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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    Improving Pig Productivity in the “New Normal”

    Event Sponsored by: Tonisity, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 1:00 - 2:00 PM
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    Nutrition Optimization and Impacts on Pig Survivability and Growth

    Event Sponsored by: Kent Nutrition Group

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D
    • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
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    How Much is Too Much? 15%, 12%, 10% Pre-wean Mortality. Is There a Better Way?

    Event Sponsored by: Tonisity, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 2:30 - 3:30 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
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    World Pork Expo Apparel Shop

    • SB300
    • 8:00 - 5:00 AM
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    The Vaccinologist

    Spanish: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and English: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Event Sponsored by: Zoetis

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B (ending in the Zoetis Hospitality Tent)
    • 8:00 - 11:00 AM
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    Do You Know How the Complex Landscape of Respiratory Health Impacts Your Business? A New Approach to IAV-S Management Adds Protection When Pigs Are Most Vulnerable.

    Sessions at: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Event Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 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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    U.S. Pork Supply and Demand: How do we go forward in the ever-expanding global marketplace?

    Event Sponsored by: Informa and Farm Progress – Feedstuffs

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center Conference Room
    • 9:30 - 10:00 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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    Threats Adapt Are You Ready? An in depth look at the PCV2 Genotype and current coverage

    Event Sponsored by: Zoetis

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Voices of Influence: Take an in-depth look at how various influencers are shaping meat-buying trends and how this impacts producers at the farm level

    Sessions at: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Event Sponsored by: Zoetis

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B
    • 1:00 - 4:30 PM
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    SKOV – Pro Grow - How to optimize your pork production providing your animals with optimum climate conditions and making decisions on valid, real-time data.

    Event Sponsored by: SKOV A/S USA

    • Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D
    • 1:00 - 4:00 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 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.

    • Jacobson Exhibition Center and Varied Industries Building
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 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 - 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
    • 9:00 - 11:00 AM
    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
    View Event Details »