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The Wisconsin Pork Association youth committee is encouraging Wisconsin college students with a passion for agriculture and interest in the swine industry to apply for the Pork Mentorship Program. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required. Applications for the program are being accepted now through Dec. 15.

The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a program beginning at the association’s annual meeting in February and conclude volunteering in the Pork Schoppe at the Wisconsin State Fair. During the year selected participants will expand their knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences and job shadows, involvement in pork-industry programs and partaking in Wisconsin Pork Association activities. The program, which has a strong focus on career development, will provide opportunities to network with pork-industry leaders, identify future career goals and create valuable connections with potential employers. Upon successful completion of the program students will each receive a $500 scholarship to apply toward his or her education expenses.

To be considered for the program applicants must submit a completed application form, personal résumé and current college transcript. The program is open to students who are Wisconsin residents and enrolled full-time at any post-secondary school. Visit www.wppa.org/mentorship-program or contact 608-723-7551 or aboschert@wppa.org for more information. All application materials must be submitted by Dec. 15.

The Wisconsin Pork Association’s mission is to insure the future success of the Wisconsin pork industry.

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