-Attend the Pork Expo in Iowa assisting with quality assurance training, talked with the National Pork Board, ate about all the free pork a person could possibly wish to ever eat.
-Volunteer for 10 hours at a child community center here in Lincoln.
-Four professional shadowing experiences
- Four promotional activities, these were super easy and a lot of fun. I was by no means an expert on pork production, in fact I think I met quite a few producers at these events and ended up asking them questions, but they were always more than willing to answer them and just chat.
- There were a few other small requirements for the program but nothing too taxing.
The one thing I regret is that I didn’t take full advantage of the situation. I hate making excuses but I know I didn’t put all my effort into it due to some other committments and wish everyday that I had. But I learned so much and am so thankful for the opportunity. I think my favorite part of the program was all the great people I met. I had a great class of fellow mentee’s and we got to know each other pretty well by the end. One unfortunate mentee decided to make fun of Shannon and I’s love for Justin Bieber leaving him with the nickname ‘Biebs’, yep sucked for him.
|A few fellow mentors (green shirts) talk about how|
farmers care for their pigs
|Our super sweet hats we got at World Pork Expo!|
|A mentor explaining to a kid how come we have to use|
fans on pigs!
|A few of the mentors talking about the pork industry.|
|I got to use my new found pork genius at our Husker Food Connection.|
So if you know any college aged student interested in pigs or with a possible interest in pigs please tell them to look into the program. It really does a lot of great things for the industry in this state.