Farrowing caretaker group formed in Iowa
Pig producers with farrowing operations are invited to
join a Farrowing Caretaker Interest Group, to be formed in Iowa,
The project, using the Internet and telephone as means of communication, is
aimed to become an efficient way for conventional farrowers to connect with
peers over a large area.
The group is sponsored by ISU Extension, Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC)
and the Iowa Pork Producers
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension pig field specialist Dave Stender
said, "Through this programme, producers and employees receive information on
CD-ROMs and participate in three phone-based discussions."
"You'll need a computer with a CD player to see and hear the home study
materials and you'll need access to a phone line for the teleconferences. A
separate high-speed Internet connection during the phone conference will be
useful, but not essential to participate."
"Having the opportunity to establish a bond with others who share your
interests and challenges at work is motivating," Stender said.
is $20 per person, including all materials and participation in the three
deadline is 10 November 2006.
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