Registration for 2023-2024 SowBridge Program is Now Open

Registration is now open for SowBridge, the distance education series for people involved in managing or caring for sows, and/or their litters, and boars, including operation owners, caretakers, technicians, managers and technical service providers. 

The series will be provided online through Zoom, although participants will be able to use a call-in option instead if they prefer. 

Sarah Schieck Boelke, University of Minnesota Extension swine educator said, “SowBridge offers accurate and timely information on a variety of topics from experts.” Sessions are generally scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central Time. One exception this year; the fifth session is moved up one week to May 31 to avoid conflicts with World Pork Expo. 

“Each registration provides a link to participate via Zoom and all program materials provided by presenters. During each session, participants can ask questions directly to the presenter from the comfort of their home, office or swine unit,” Schieck Boelke says.

Cost for the series is $200 for the first registration from an entity and half the amount for each subsequent registration from the same entity. 

Registration information for SowBridge can be found on the University of Minnesota Extension webpage under courses and events at Registration is due January 20 to ensure materials are received for the first session. Registration after that time will be accepted too.

For more information on the sessions or registration, contact Sarah Schieck Boelke by phone at 320-235-0726 ext. 2004 or email [email protected].