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America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Final Four Announcement

August 15, 2018

The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is committed to sharing their farming story with the American public.

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Apply Today for the Pork Checkoff Agricultural Marketing Fellowship

July 13, 2018

The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period for the new Agricultural Marketing Fellowship. Students who are accepted for full-time enrollment in a graduate/professional school program for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply.

Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces

July 11, 2018

The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active from July through December.

New Study Finds Lean Red Meat Can Support Heart Health

July 10, 2018

According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and funded by the Pork Checkoff, finds following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern that incorporates lean red meat can reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Minnesota Pig Farmers to Attend Latin American Product Showcase

June 27, 2018

Minnesota pig farmers Randy Spronk and John Schwartz will travel to the Dominican Republic to attend the 2018 Latin American Product Showcase this week.

Pork Checkoff Seeks 2018 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces

June 12, 2018

The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through June 28 at The social forces team will be expected to advocate for pig farming using their social media accounts and #RealPigFarming. Selected students who meet defined milestones will be eligible for a $500 scholarship

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