U.S. pork industry seeks 2019 pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Award aims to inspire and connect with the next generation of pig farmers.

Friday 19 October 2018 (11 months 28 days ago)

Pork checkoffThe National Pork Board is searching for the next class of Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open for the industry award through Nov. 12 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com. The award is designed to recognize, inspire and connect with the next generation of American pig farmers.

This award recognizes future farm leaders, ages 18 to 29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work and are committed to the U.S. pork industry and to raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles.

“It is important for the National Pork Board to connect with our future leaders,” said National Pork Board President Steve Rommereim, a pig farmer from Alcester, South Dakota. “This award is designed to connect with the next generation of pig farmers who want to share their farm stories with the public.”

Up to three award recipients will be selected. Winners will be invited to speak at National Pork Board events, including the March 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. They also will be responsible for providing content for the pork industry’s social media program, #RealPigFarming. To apply, applicants must be actively involved in raising pigs in the United States on a full- or part-time basis and be between the ages of 18 and 29 as of Jan. 1, 2019. Students currently enrolled in a college program also are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a completed Common Swine Industry Audit or be willing to have one conducted and paid for by the National Pork Board. Applicants must submit up to five photos that represent them as a Pig Farmer of Tomorrow. The National Pork Board selection committee will name up to eight semi-finalists who will be interviewed by a panel of judges to select the finalists. Up to three winners will be chosen based on a combination of all application materials.

October 15, 2018 – National Pork Board

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