From county fairs to larger pigs shows on a national level, there are always opportunities for youth education. Many exhibitions have skillathon or quiz bowl competitions built into their events. The Pork Checkoff has created a downloadable resource for teachers, Extension personal and other leaders to use for organizing these types of competitions. Resources for both skillathons and quiz bowls are divided into three age categories: junior, Intermediate and senior. A variety of subject areas are addressed, including breeding, animal well-being, swine health and other key topics.

Applications for 2017 – 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships

Now Open!

All juniors and seniors in college who plan to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, or will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine, are invited to submit an application for consideration to receive one of the scholarships sponsored by the Pork Checkoff.

Application guidelines, located on www.pork.org, must be followed and may be submitted online by using the application form located on www.pork.org as well.

The deadline for applications is February 17 2017. Recipients will be notified in April, 2017 and money will be available for the Fall 2017 semester.

 

New York Pork Producers commitment to ethical practices, our commitment to food safety, environmental stewardship, animal well-being, community and animal health is stronger than ever.

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January 19, 2016

Get the News You Need with Pork Crisis Alert Texts

Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board ccunningham@pork.org 515-223-2600 Pork Crisis Alert Text Service Announced DES MOINES, Iowa – January 11, 2016 – The National Pork Board today introduced a pork industry crisis text news service, Pork Crisis Alert, which will immediately deliver essential information to U.S. pork producers in the event of a major industry-wide […]

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