DES MOINES, IOWA — The World Pork Expo and the National Pork Producers Council presented the schedule of events set to take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds from June 8-10.

The expo is expecting thousands of producers and pork industry professionals for various events throughout the three days. Hundreds of vendors and exhibitors will be displaying pork production technologies, products and services.

Other offerings include several seminars and the Pork Academy, which gives producers the opportunity to learn about the latest in subjects such as sustainability, data, industry collaborations, nutrition and more.

“These seminars provide opportunities for pork professionals to stay on top of the latest challenges, topics, trends and innovations in our industry,” said Terry Wolters, president of NPPC and owner of Stoney Creek Farms. “The World Pork Expo is an excellent place to learn how to improve operations and outcomes with the newest strategies.”

World Pork Expo will also be offering breakfast and lunch opportunities at the McRig and the Big Grill. Lounge hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for opportunities to network with staff experts from the National Pork Board and talk about sustainability and disease preparedness.

Lastly, Mad Dog & Merrill will be setting up their Get Grillin’ with the Grillologists to help educate backyard enthusiasts about the finer points of grilling. A filming of “Mad Dog & Merrill Midwest Grill’n” will happen at booth G162 on June 8 at 2 p.m. and again on June 9 at 10:30 a.m.