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SowBridge program offered

MORRIS — Registration is now open for SowBridge, a distance education program for people involved in managing or caring for boars, sows, and/or their litters, including allied industry personnel, access to timely, relevant and accurate information on challenges facing the industry today.

The program begins Feb. 5, and University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck encourages participants to register by Jan. 15, to ensure they receive their materials in time for the first session. Twelve 45-minute sessions take place monthly throughout the year.

A brochure containing program topics and registration information is available on the Swine Extension website at

SowBridge is sponsored by a group of 11 state universities with Sarah Schieck and Lee Johnston of the University of Minnesota Extension serving as program coordinators. Iowa Pork Industry Center coordinates all registration and subscriber mailings.