05-31-16 CPPC: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge at 2016 Pork Academy Workshops in Montrose June 18th and in Sterling July 16th…

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PORK ACADEMY: Young Producers on the Lookout for Knowledge

Montrose, Colorado, May 31, 2016:  The Colorado Pork Producers Council is currently working to put on two Pork Academies in different regions of Colorado. This event will be a day of fun and learning geared towards 4-Hers and FFA members in the swine project looking to learn more. This year an array of topics to be discussed have been selected such as nutrition, show ethics and the new veterinary feed directive going into effect as of January 2017.  The selected speakers are professors, judges, and current producers that are excited to come and talk with and answer your questions. We are excited to announce that we have selected two dates and locations for 2016.

The first will be held at the Montrose County Fairgrounds June 18 at 10:00 a.m., and the second will be held in Sterling at the Logan County Fairgrounds also beginning at 10:00 a.m.


  • Biosecurity
  • Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS)
  • Nutrition
  • Veterinary Feed Directive
  • Selection of Show Hogs
  • Show Etiquette/Ethics

Lunch, t-shirts, and fun giveaways will be provided for both dates. If you have any questions or would like to R.S.V.P please contact the CPPC at tstrachan@copork.org.

Colorado Pork Producers Council is based in Lucerne, Co.  The CPPC is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts pork producers; and of members who contribute to the Pork Checkoff whose efforts are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of this organization at http://www.copork.org

Submitted to BARN Media by: 

Joyce R. Kelly, Executive Director, Colorado Pork Producers Council