NC Pork Report - Fall 2015 - (Page 26)

Youth Focus Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry T By Marisa Linton 26 NC Pork Report * w w w .n c p o r k .o r g his past summer, 55 students from across the country learned valuable skills through their internships in the North Carolina pork industry. Ranging from high school age to those in graduate school, these young people had the opportunity to explore careers the pork industry has to offer and delve further into their own interests. Murphy-Brown intern Kaitlyn Sanson, a student at Oklahoma State University, felt that her internship gave her insight into the industry. "This summer, I've learned about the numerous opportunities in the pork industry," she said. "I think there are a lot of chances to find a career or a summer internship with them." NCPC works with North Carolina producers and production companies by providing funding to aid in hiring a summer intern. NCPC will provide as much as 50 percent of the intern's salary, up to $1,500. In addition to this support, all interns are invited to a day of professional development at an intern round table event, sponsored and hosted by NCPC. At the round table, students were able to take a day off from their normal internship routine to meet professionals from across the industry. Held at the Mad Boar restaurant in Wallace, the interns were able to discuss the many facets of the pork industry, including genetics, veterinary medicine, environmental management, cooperative extension and insurance with ten industry leaders who came to share their knowledge. All attending the event were also treated to a plated dinner, with a special class in

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Fall 2015

Message from the President
Industry News
NCPC Launches Educational Campaign
Welcome to Our New Home
2016 NC Pork Conference
Profile: Megan Spence
6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day
NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher
2015 State 4-H Livestock Contests
Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry
Employees Honored for Education Efforts
Junior Market Swine Show
Index to Advertisers

NC Pork Report - Fall 2015