USMEF was well represented at this year’s World Pork Expo, billed as the world’s largest pork-specific annual trade show. Assistant Vice President John Hinners and three executive committee members, Conley Nelson, Karen Richter, and Randy Spronk, attended the expo’s educational seminars, junior swine show, PQA Plus training and much else. A seminar on international trade — organized by the National Pork Board — explained the opportunities for U.S. pork exports in the international market.
“It’s always a pleasure to engage with pork producers and industry representatives at the World Pork Expo,” said Hinners. “Talking with pork producers, it’s exciting that they see international trade as a key component in future profitability for the pork industry. Exports are at the top of their mind because of the expansion in U.S. pork production.”
The 28th annual World Pork Expo, presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), was held June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. More than 20,000 people attended, including 1,100 from almost 40 countries.
At the expo, Waldo Genetics presented USMEF intern, Kelsey Scheer, with a check for a Swine Industry Scholarship $1,000.