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2008 Pork Industry Scholarships announced

The Pork Checkoff, Pioneer Hi-Bred and PIC will award 19 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of their strategy to develop the pork industry's human capital for the future.

"The development of human capital is one of the issues the Pork Checkoff identified as critical for the industry to address," said Steve Weaver, president of the National Pork Board and a Californian pork producer. "Our service to producers includes ensuring there is a sustainable source of capable people ready to take on the industry's charge of producing a safe, wholesome food product in a socially responsible way". 

The 19 recipients hail from 14 different colleges and seven different swine-related fields of study. To view the full list of recipients click here.

"A skilled workforce is essential for the competitiveness of this industry," Weaver said.  "We need young leaders to look at pork not just as a food choice, but as a career.  This is a chance for the industry to court these young people into a workforce that can offer many diverse opportunities.  We have needs in production management, veterinary medicine, environmental management, food safety, genetic improvement and much more.”

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