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Iowa DNR joins Iowa State for swine building maintenance workshops

  • 3/5/2020 8:55:00 AM
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DNR’s permit engineer, Paul Petitti, will present at a series of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshops designed to improve swine building maintenance. In “It is Your Concrete Pit as Well,” Petitti will speak to the importance of owners taking an active role during construction. Knowing what to look for as pits are built can save costs and headaches later.

A new method of ventilating to prevent roofs from rusting out will be a highlight of the workshops. Extension engineers will also present current information on pit maintenance, moisture management, roof and truss management, repairs and general maintenance—topics that can extend the building’s life and help producers in “Protecting your Swine Building Investment.”

If you plan to attend, pre-registration is required. Registration is $35 and includes lunch, refreshments and all workshop materials. Find details and registration deadlines in the Swine Building brochure. More information is also available in ISU extension news. The workshop locations and dates follow:

  • March 9: Carroll
  • March 16: Webster City
  • March 17: Le Mars
  • March 23: Nashua
  • March 24: Washington

Several industries are sponsoring the workshops.