NPPA Announces Participants in 2016 Pork Mentorship Program

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to welcome participants of the 2016 Pork Mentorship Program. This year, six students will participate in the program, which has worked to further develop youth leaders through individual and group based learning experiences since 1999.

Participants in the 2016 Pork Mentorship Program are:

Erica Lewis of West Point, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Agribusiness; Food Science and Technology.

Kate Likens of Swanton, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Agriculture Education.

Kelsey Scheer of Saint Paul, a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science.

Amanda Korus of Lindsay, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science and Agribusiness.

McKenzie Beals of Friend, a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

Michael Liermann of Wisner, a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Mechanized Systems Management.

The 2016 Pork Mentorship Program is comprised of six members attending college at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, with academic majors that represent a cross section of interests and disciplines within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Each year, participants in the Pork Mentorship Program participate in activities that encourage personal growth, career readiness, and develop leadership skills, while expanding their knowledge of the pork industry. Participants are also active in projects that encourage giving back to their community. Each of the participants will receive a $500 scholarship upon the successful completion of requirements throughout the year-long program.