PORK-101-Logo-4C_clear(1)PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. The program is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Merck Animal Health.

PORK 101 is co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP), North American Meat Institute (NAMI), Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA), and the Southwest Meat Association (SMA).

Date & Location

October 22-24, 2018
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Daily Schedule
Day 1: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Day 2: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Day 3: 7:30am - 11:30am


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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Gateway Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
Phone: 515-292-8600
              Please call and ask for the PORK 101 rate.
Rate: $108.00 plus tax
Fax: 515-268-2239
Web: http://www.gatewayames.com/

There will be a shuttle from the Gateway Hotel to each event via bus. The bus will leave the hotel on Monday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m. for the first afternoon/evening program and then an updated schedule will be given thereafter. The program will end on Wednesday, October 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Program Description

PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on educational opportunity to update interested participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. It includes insight on value differences in swine, pork carcasses, pork primals and processed pork products due to quality variation.

Through PORK 101, you will have the chance to evaluate eight live hogs. The animals will be processed during the class with participants learning about grading, food safety and product processing. Finally, the class will make and sample processed product from the hogs including pumped loins, bacon, hams and sausage.

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