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I think I died and went to BBQ heaven.

Everyone has a multi-deck grill with a sink, on wheels. Right?
Everyone has a multi-deck grill with a sink, on wheels. Right?
Jill Heemstra

Good morning CornNation! Jon sent me undercover into enemy CyHawk territory. The Iowa State fairgrounds is the site of the World Pork Expo - and a "world" expo it is. I have seen name tags from at least a half dozen countries as well as a large chunk of U.S. states.

The Expo is a celebration of all things porcine. Everything from awesome food (mmmm, ribs) to the latest in feeders, fans, flooring, and educational programs. There are even walking billboards.

Need a new grill? Yep, those are here.

Want manure additives that are supposed to conserve the nitrogen? Speaking of manure...

Vote for the Manure Expo's crappiest slogans

A few years back, the Manure Expo was held in Nebraska. I spent two days traipsing around the grounds in 100+ degree weather with an amazing camera man in tow. We were gathering footage to produce a half-hour show on modern manure management. I am still waiting for our Oscar nomination. This year, the Expo is going to Pennsylvania and is looking for input to create a t-shirt with the best 'rejected' slogans. If you check out the contest, you will see that those of use who work in the manure management field have a great sense of humor. We have to.

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