Dave Thompson is an Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension. Prior to joining MSU Extension, Dave worked at Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis), where he led research and development programs in Parasiticide Discovery and Livestock Performance and Wellness. Based in Branch County, Michigan, his current area of focus is pork production. Dave’s MSU Extension efforts include employee training and management, swine performance/production, parasitic disease surveillance and stabilization along with management of the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA) program for Michigan producers. He can assist producers looking to acquire certification in the PQA Plus, Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) or on-farm site assessment programs. Dave’s focus spans issues and management of both intensive and extensive production systems.