#RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Application

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.

To be considered for Social Forces, please apply by June 28, 2018. Students selected will be notified by July 15, 2018.

Social Forces Details

The Social Forces team will be encouraged to use the #RealPigFarming hashtag and advocate for the pork industry. Through Social Forces, students will increase communication skills and expand their professional network. The team is expected to be active from July through December 2018.


  • Between the ages of 18-23 and pursing an undergraduate degree
  • Involved in the pork industry
  • Understands the importance of pork production
  • Strong communication skills and the drive to advocate


  • Be an advocate for #RealPigFarming
  • Use personal social media channels to spread awareness for the pork industry
  • Share National Pork Board #RealPigFarming content with followers

Additional information:

  • Approximately 10 students will be selected
  • The National Pork Board communications intern will encourage involvement and manage the student team
  • The list of scholarship-eligible milestones will be provided to selected team members or are available upon request
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The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at pork.org.