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Pork Checkoff Commits $500,000 to Develop Highly Trained Industry Professionals

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:36:27 CST

Pork Checkoff Commits $500,000 to Develop Highly Trained Industry Professionals The National Pork Board has opened the application period for a new series of to provide a pipeline of highly skilled employees for the pork industry. The Pork Checkoff has committed a total of $500,000 for the fellowships, which will fund professional student education and training in critical areas of impact, including animal science, feed science and management, engineering and human resources, among many others.

“Labor supply is a critical issue across the entire pork industry,” said David Newman, president of the National Pork Board and a pig farmer representing Arkansas. “This fellowship program will develop highly trained professionals who possess skills and abilities with direct application to pork production now and in the future.”

According to Chris Hostetler, director of animal science for the National Pork Board, past Checkoff research funding supported graduate students based on specific research priorities.

“While results of swine-related research is not the desired outcome of these fellowships, the Pork Checkoff recognizes that research is a critical component of professional student training,” Hostetler said. “Research outlined in the proposal must be of importance for the pork industry.”

Fellowships will be awarded for a maximum of two years and can be used for M.S., Ph.D. or DVM-Ph.D. programs. Fellowship funding will be capped at $30,000 annually for two years. Second-year funding will be contingent on the submission and approval of a progress report at the end of the first year.

Go to pork.org/rfp for more information, guidelines and the application. All materials must be submitted by Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m. CST.


   

 

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