African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think...

African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think……..

Topics for the 2020 meeting:

  • How does this impact or change my farm?
  • ASF – Is the threat over?
  • How important is your veterinarian during a FAD outbreak?
  • Do you have a good plan for your farm?
  • How is Michigan poised to respond to ASF and other – Understanding MDARD’s Role and Expectations of the Farmer.

These educational opportunities are designed for farmers that need to stop and think about the significance of an African Swine Fever outbreak in the United States to their farm. These meetings are focused on protecting the viability of Michigan’s pork industry and preparing farmers to respond. Experts will discuss how pork producers can prepare for continued production if there would be an outbreak (Secure Pork Supply Planning). MDARD leadership will discuss their role in working with producers in such an event.

We ask that farmers come with questions and concerns regarding ASF, secure pork supply, permitted movement and how to maintain business continuity in the face of a foreign animal disease outbreak in the United States.

Meeting Dates and Locations:

  • Jan. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.: Zeeland Farm Services, 2525 84th Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464
  • Jan. 9, 6-8:30 p.m.: Cass County MSU Extension Office, 120 N. Broadway St. Suite 209, Cassopolis, MI 49031
  • Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m.: Branch County MSU Extension Office, 570 Marshall Rd. Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • Jan. 16, 6-8:30 p.m.: Isabella County MSU Extension Office, 200 N. Main St. Room 340, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


COST: Free

Registration for African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think... Zeeland Location is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 6, 2020.

Registration for African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think... Cassopolis Location is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 8, 2020.

Registration for African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think... Coldwater Location is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2020.

Registration for African Swine Fever 101 – Time to Really STOP and Think... Mt. Pleasant Location is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2020.

Accommodations

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, please contact:

Michigan Pork Producers Association:

MSU Extension Educators and Specialist