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NCPC 2016 SCholarShiP reCiPieNtS Recognizing community involvement, academic achievement and industry commitment. saM BRake, JaMes B. Hunt HigH scHool T he North CaroliNa Pork Council (NCPC) is honored to grant Sam Brake, son of James and Kristina Brake of Lucama, with its prestigious annual scholarship award. Sam meets all of the scholarship requirements outlined by the NCPC Scholarship Committee. On review of Sam's achievements, this committee has found him an admirable candidate of the scholarship award, showing great promise as a leader in the swine industry one day. Sam is a recent graduate of James B. Hunt High School and plans on attending Connors State College in the fall of 2016. Sam intends on entering college with a major in animal science and a minor in nutrition. His career goals include either becoming a representative for a feed company or becoming a swine nutritionist. Ultimately, he would like to pursue having a swine operation of his own, producing both show pigs and breeding stock. In high school, Sam was a dedicated student and an active participant in steer and livestock showing. He served in both 4H Club and FFA for multiple years and is an active member of multiple agricultural organizations, including the North Carolina Angus Association and the North Carolina Cattleman's Association, just to name a few. Furthermore, he has seen great success in showing livestock over the past decade, both on the local and state level. If he's not winning, Sam is routinely placing in the top 10 at various livestock judging contents. Sam is highly recommended by his advisors and educators to receive this scholarship award. We grant Sam this award with the hope of seeing him grow into one of our industry's top leaders and agricultural contributors. tyleR west, east duPlin HigH scHool N CPC iS alSo Proud TO HONOR Tyler West with its annual scholarship award. Tyler, a recent graduate of East Duplin High School, and son of Kevin and Daphne West of Albertson, will be attending the University of Mount Olive this coming fall. He plans on majoring in agriculture business, with intent to pursue a career in the agricultural market. Tyler is experienced in working with various pork production farms and is looking forward to gaining further knowledge in this area during his collegiate career. In high school, Tyler exhibited strong leadership capabilities through his achievements, having successfully obtained an Eagle Scout Award only just last year. Additionally, he served as a student ambassador through People to People and was a dedicated student. In his spare time, Tyler devotes himself to being a volunteer firefighter with the Albertson Volunteer Fire Department. According to his advisors and employers, Tyler is a diligent worker who has excelled in balancing his school work, community involvement and employment, with character only befitting an Eagle Scout recipient. He is named as honest, trustworthy and kind, and we look forward to watching him succeed in his future endeavors. more on nCPC scholarships Year after year, NCPC awards scholarships to two deserving, hardworking North Carolina agriculture students. This award, granted by the NCPC scholarship committee, is achieved based on community involvement, academic achievement and industry commitment. For more information, contact Jan Archer at jarcher3@nc.rr.com. eligibility and requirements Applicants must be an undergraduate or incoming freshman at a university level and enrolled as a full-time student in an agricultural curriculum of study. Preference is given to: * Students attending a community college or university within North Carolina; * Those with a strong desire to remain active in the swine production industry after graduation; * Applicants who are actively engaged in swine production; and * Those whose parents or other family members who are actively engaged in the North Carolina swine industry. 3 4 | S ummER 2016 | NC PORK RE PORT | NCPORK.ORG http://www.NCPORK.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Summer 2016

Letter From the President
Industry News
The Babe Ruth of BBQ
Ncpc Contributing to Agriculture’s Next Generation of Leaders Through Warren Fellows Program
NCPC Profile: Returning to My Farming Roots
Sharing the Story of NC’s Hard-Working Farmers
Honoring Game-Changers in NC Agriculture
NCPC 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Advertiser Index
Youth Livestock Scholarships Awarded

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