Every year, the Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop attracts more than 150 pork producers and farm employees to attend presentations and networking sessions with industry partners.
Swine Tech 2020—what would have been the workshop’s 25th installment—was originally scheduled to take place in late October. Due to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial health restrictions on large gatherings, the organizing committee has made the decision to cancel the in-person portion of this year’s workshop.
“It is with a lot of regret that we have chosen not to move forward with this year’s Swine Tech,” said Alistair Bratton of Olymel, who serves as Chair of the organizing committee. “We are evaluating virtual options for participants, but at the present time, we have no firm plans to continue with the workshop until 2021.”
Alberta Pork, as a founding member and proud supporter of Swine Tech, looks forward to seeing even more attendees, exhibitors and presenters at the workshop in the future. Stay tuned for any further updates to this year’s event and for more information on Swine Tech 2021.