2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
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.
Applications may be submitted until August 8, 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.
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.
Eight pork cuts meet the USDA's guidelines for 'lean'
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.
Event will showcase benefits of U.S. pork important to Latin American export markets
Minnesota pig farmers Randy Spronk and John Schwartz will travel to the Dominican Republic to attend the 2018 Latin American Product Showcase this week.
The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through June 28 at Pork.org
The National Pork Board is searching for the next student social forces team, with applications open now through June 28 at Pork.org. 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
The National Pork Board is looking for the next #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team. Students will be expected to advocate for #RealPigFarming — a platform uniting pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to discuss how modern pork production really works. Selected students who meet defined milestones will be eligible for a $500 scholarship.
South Dakota pig farmer to lead the Pork Checkoff
Steve Rommereim, a pork producer from Alcester, South Dakota, was elected president of the National Pork Board at the organization's June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Board's 15 farmer-directors represent America's pig farmers.
Industry leaders to engage with key international stakeholders, promote U.S. Pork
Leaders from around the globe are gathering in Dallas today and tomorrow for the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC). Key international stakeholders and National Pork Board leadership and staff will engage in real-time discussions of issues affecting the international marketplace for pork and other commodities.
Event addresses role of emerging technology on human, animal and crop health
Pork producer Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon, June 4-5, in Boston.