MSU Extension & MPPC Small Pork Producer Webinar Series
MSU Cascade County Extension and Montana Pork Producers Council (MPPC) are excited to provide small Montana pork producers with 5 educational webinars beginning April 26, 2021 through May 24, 2021. The series schedule includes a wide variety of topics relevant to small producers, including youth with 4H and FFA projects.
“We are so excited to offer this collaborative program to our rapidly-growing group of small, niche and young producers in the state,” says Anne Miller, Executive Director of MPPC. “Our intent is that this is only the beginning of opportunities over the coming several years as we build a valuable network of both virtual and in-person learning activities.”
All classes this spring will be on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Standard time. Participants can choose from the schedule below and participate in all or some of the offerings depending on need:
April 26, 2021 – “Resources & Requirements: A Primer on Raising Pigs in Montana.” Instructors are John Rauser, MPPC President and small pork producer; Anne Miller, MPPC Executive Director; and Erika Schwarz and Anna Forseth, Montana Department of Livestock.
May 3, 2021 – “Pork Quality for Youth, Small & Niche Producers.” Instructors are Ernie Barnes, National Pork Board Director of Producer Services and Dinah Peebles, Pork Board Director of Certification Programs.
May 10, 2021 – “Vaccination Programs & Herd Health.” Instructors are Marc King, MSU Sweet Grass County Extension and small pork producer.
May 17, 2021 – “U.S. Pork Industry Outlook: A Thorough Look at Current Economic Drivers & Issues in the U.S. Pork Industry.” Instructor is Steve Meyer, PhD and Economist of Partners for Production Agriculture.
May 24, 2021 – “Cookin’ in Hog Heaven.” Instructor is Katrin Finch, MSU Cascade County Extension Family Consumer Science Agent.
Registration for this event can be accomplished by visiting HERE or contacting the MSU Cascade County Extension office at (406) 454-6980. There is no cost to register for the webinars.