Makin’ Bacon… and a Whole Lot More!
Apply now to participate in the 2018 Nebraska Youth Pork Conference: Makin’ Bacon … and a Whole Lot More! sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, Nebraska Extension, and the UNL Department of Animal Science.
What Participants Experience
Participants will grade carcasses, fabricate carcasses into wholesale and retail cuts, and exercise basic culinary methods on a variety of different pork products.
Throughout the program youth will discuss important issues related for consumers and farmers too. Additional lab activities include a hands-on food safety lab, and a biosecurity/animal health and animal handling activity. Not only will youth learn about pork as a wholesome food product, but they will also learn how the pork industry is using science to address many significant challenges.
Finally, various and engaging life skills activities will be intermixed throughout the program that focus on development of communication, leadership, networking and agriculture advocacy skills. Upon conclusion of this workshop, our youth will have a more thorough understanding of the product we produce, the consumers who purchase those products, and will have greater confidence in their ability to effectively communicate with one another regarding the many issues and challenges facing the pork industry.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high-school are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Nebraska Youth Pork Conference: Makin’ Bacon … and a Whole Lot More! Applications will be reviewed and up to 32 students will be selected to participate.
The deadline to apply is April 13th. A complete application includes a letter of recommendation from an advisor or educator.
Remember, the conference will be conducted from Wednesday afternoon, May 30th through approximately noon, Friday, June 1st.
Other than the youth’s transportation to and from Lincoln, there will be NO COST to participate. All lodging, meals, and conference materials are covered!
Click on the Following Link to Apply!