Iowa Pork Producers annual meeting Jan. 21

CLIVE — The Iowa Pork Producers Association will hold its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, January 21, in Des Moines.

More than 100 producer/delegates from around the state will receive annual survey results, hear IPPA committee and national reports and special presentations. Outgoing IPPA President Greg Lear of Le Mars will deliver the state of the association address.

Delegates also will consider at least six resolutions during the meeting submitted by IPPA past presidents and county pork organizations.

The resolutions address stray voltage and utility right of way, Grow Iowa Vision, animal handling and welfare programs, feed ingredient handling and alternative animal identification practices.

IPPA producer/delegates will meet at 10 a.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. IPPA also will recognize outstanding county and individual efforts in promotion and education during the awards luncheon.

The annual meeting will conclude with the passing of the gavel from Lear to 2014 IPPA President Jamie Schmidt, a producer from Garner.