January 25, 2023 - January 26, 2023
Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St, Des Moines , IA 50309 United States

Additional Information

The 2023 Iowa Pork Congress will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It will be the 50th pork congress that involves a trade show, educational sessions, and the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) annual meeting, which will be held Jan. 24. IPPA organizes the event, which is North America’s largest winter swine trade show and conference.

In addition to the great networking opportunities and the large trade show, the Iowa Pork Congress includes several educational sessions, including keynote presentations for each day. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Elizabeth McCormick, a former Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, will talk about building a team approach on your farm, and teach you how to fly a helicopter!

Other educations sessions on Wednesday will cover economic outlook on crops and hogs for 2023; pork marketing success in retail and foodservice channels; and legal challenges pig farmers and the pork industry have been through recently, including an update on the Proposition 12 case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wednesday will conclude with the Master Pork Producer Awards banquet.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, David Horsager, a well-known business author, will be the keynote speaker. He will talk about how top leaders and businesses drive successful results by building trust.

Other educational sessions on Jan. 26 are a swine health panel that will give an overview of six swine health topics that producers should be aware of, and an update on measuring sustainability efforts on farms and why the marketplace cares about those.

On both days, there will also be certification sessions for Pork Quality Assurance Plus with the Thursday session being conducted in Spanish. On Wednesday, Transportation Quality Assurance certification training will also take place.


Pre-registration to attend the Iowa Pork Congress is available online.