Makin’ Bacon … and a Whole Lot More!
Apply now to participate in the 2017 Nebraska Pork Youth Conference, Makin’ Bacon … and a Whole Lot More! sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board, Nebraska Extension, and the UNL Department of Animal Science.
The conference will be conducted from
Wednesday afternoon, May 31st through approximately noon, Friday, June 2nd.
What Participants Experience
Participants will evaluate market animals, grade carcasses, fabricate carcasses into wholesale and retail cuts, and exercise basic culinary methods on a variety of different pork products.
Throughout the program, a conscientious effort will be made to highlight and discuss, within the context of other material, related industry and/or consumer issues. Additional lab activities include a hands-on genetics lab, a food safety lab, and a biosecurity and animal health 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, and networking 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 2017 Nebraska Pork Youth 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 1st.
Remember, the conference will be conducted from Wednesday afternoon, May 31st through approximately noon, Friday, June 2nd.
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!