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Ventilation workshop for swine producers


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISUEO) Extension and Outreach are offering a ventilation workshop designed to help teach producers about the proper use of swine building ventilation equipment to improve pig well-being and minimize operating costs. The workshop is set for January 9 at the Featherlite Center, 220 7th Street West, in Cresco and will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Jay Harmon, Iowa State University (ISU) agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, said, “‘Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System’ is a series of three different workshops: Vent 101-Basic Ventilation; Vent 201: Next Level Ventilation and Vent 301: Your Ventilation.”

The January 9 workshop is a Vent 101 session that will teach how the pig is impacted by ventilation, key components of ventilation systems, ventilation principles for moisture control and heat relief and how to identify and solve common ventilation problems and mistakes.

In addition to classroom presentations, presenters will demonstrate ventilation principles by using a portable room equipped with single speed and variable speed fans, a variety of inlets and controllers. The ventilation trailer is a unique educational tool that provides

participants hands-on experience with ventilation systems.

Cost of the workshop is $60 per person. Participants will receive a course notebook with handouts and lunch is provided. Attendance is limited to 26, with a minimum of 10 registrations required to hold the workshop. Preregistration is required and will be available until the day before the workshop date, only if space remains. To pre-register, contact ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach at (563) 547-3001. For additional information, contact Mark Storlie at (563) 425-3331 or e-mail: mstorlie@iastate.edu.



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Midwest beef advantages

By Jerrold Tesmer

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2014 agriculture outlook meeting

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

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Winslow wins Minnesota Farm Bureau collegiate discussion meet

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

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Winter crops day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

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Driftless region beef conference features new UM faculty

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

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