Choosing a career path can be difficult and with unlimited occupational options, it is helpful to receive a little guidance along the way. With that premise in mind, the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA), under the direction of Education Director, Sophia Lentfer announces a new Pork Ambassador Program. The Pork Ambassador Program is a career development program that will provide a variety of firsthand experiences to promote career development.

NPPA is seeking college-age students to be a part of the Pork Ambassador Program. If students are connected to agriculture and believe in the future of the pork industry, they are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants must be between 18-23 years of age, be enrolled full-time in a Nebraska post- secondary school. The yearlong program will run from January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2024. During that time students will attend seminars where they will learn about the various and varied career opportunities of the pork and agriculture industries. Applicants do not have to be a pork producer to apply.

As a Pork Ambassador you will job shadow pork industry professionals, promote agriculture, and the pork industry, improve your leadership, team building, and communications skills. You will travel to the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA, the Nebraska Pork Expo, and other exciting industry tours, and group events. Upon successfully completing the program, students will receive a $500 scholarship toward their education expenses. Students will not be responsible for any expenses to participate in the program.

Interested students should complete the application on and submit an up-to-date resume by November 1. Applications will be reviewed, and selection notifications will be sent by November 15.

For more information, contact Sophia Lentfer: [email protected] or 531-500-3423.