Pork Mentorship Program

Applications Due December 15th
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today Mentorship

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association believes in, and is committed to helping develop agricultural youth leaders. Since 1999, NPPA has directed and facilitated the work of the Pork Mentorship Program. The program provides unique opportunities for college aged agricultural youth leaders in the state to pursue individual career interests and provides training for students to become more knowledgeable and well spoken about the pork industry.

How it works

Year-long programming will run from February 1 to February 1, the following year. During that time students will attend seminars where they will learn about various aspects of the pork and agriculture industries, participate in a bus tour highlighting Nebraska agriculture, and have opportunities to promote Nebraska’s pork industry. Upon completion, students will receive a $500 scholarship toward their education expenses. Students will not be responsible for any expenses to participate in the program.

Eligible applicants must

  • Be enrolled full time in a Nebraska post-secondary school, and be between 18-24 years of age
  • Be able to attend all quarterly meetings and complete all requirements before receiving his/her scholarship
  • Have access to and communicate effectively via email

Develop the skills needed to be a strong advocate for agriculture by

  • Shadowing industry professionals
  • Promoting pork
  • Blogging
  • Volunteering
  • Engaging in personal and professional development seminars
  • Attending quarterly meetings


Interested students should complete the application and submit an up-to-date resume by December 15th. Applications will be reviewed, and selection notifications will be sent out. Contact Sophia Lentfer with questions or for more information.