Just like all Agricultural areas, they are always looking for the next generation of leaders, and producers to expand and protect these precious areas. The Pork Industry is no different, this ever changing industry is always looking to recruit, and excite the next generation. The Nebraska Pork Producers have announced they have started taking applications for the 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to individuals planning on working in the pork industry, and to excel within it. Feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested.
Please see following press release for more information:
NPPC Taking Applications for 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program Details
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased to announce the 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council.
Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students annually who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry with hopes that they may emerge as pork industry leaders themselves someday. The scholarships are focused at undergraduate students in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture.
The scholarship program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of CME Hog futures. The scholarship was renamed in 2006 to honor the passing of NPPC Board of Director Lois Britt. Britt, a lifetime supporter of agriculture, spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, finishing out her career for 15 years with Murphy-Brown LLC doing Public and Government Relations. She was inducted into the NPPC Pork Industry Hall of Fame, the N.C. Pork Council Hall of Fame, and awarded the N.C. 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award as some of her many achievements.
Details can be found online at http://nppc.org/programs/scholarships/
If you would like more information, please contact Cally Fix at 515-645-9659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries must be postmarked by JANUARY 6, 2017 to be accepted.
The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is a grassroots, incorporated, non-profit organization established in 1961. NPPA was developed to promote the pork industry through the enhancement of consumer demand, producer education and research. For more information, visit NPPA’s website at http://www.NEpork.org.