The Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health will include two pre-sesssions regarding Transporter Quality Assurance (TQA) and Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA) in addition to the session on pig health.

Course Schedule:
Each workshop will be held at four locations (listed below) across the state.

1-3 p.m.       Pre Program #1 – TQA…Cost $20 per person or $200 per farm

3-5 p.m.       Pre Program #2 – PQA…Cost $20 per person or $200 per farm

5:30-8 p.m.  Back to Basics - Importance of Pig Health...Cost $35 per person, $30 for five or more, or $350 per farm

Session Topics:
Euthanasia Decision Tree: Dr. Scott Kramer, MSU Swine Veterinary Student

SIV Vaccination: Dr. Madonna Gemus-Benjamin, MSU Extension Swine Veterinarian

Hospital Pen Economics and Mangement: Dr. Madonna Gemus-Benjamin,MSU Extension Swine Veterinarian 

Importance of Vigilant Observation: Beth Ferry, MSU Extension Pork Educator

Farm Energy Update: Jerry May, MSU Extension Pork Educator

Light dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, January 15
Allegan County MSU Extension Office, Human Services Building
3255 122nd Ave., Allegan

Thursday, January 16
Dearth Community Center, Branch County Fairgrounds
262 Sprague Street, Coldwater

Wednesday, January 29
Cass County MSU Extension Office
120 N. Broadway, Suite 209, Cassopolis

Thursday, January 30
Isabella County MSU Extension Office
200 N. Main St., Mt Pleasant 

To register on-line select the time and date you wish to register for below:


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Beth Ferry, MSU Extension Pork Educator, at (269) 445-4438 or by email at