Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces
July 16, 2019
The Pork Checkoff has selected 13 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 July through December.Read Full Release See All News Releases
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