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Showpig.com All-Star Team

We are seeking high school students with a love for pigs!

Showpig.com is seeking nominations for the top 24 high school and current eighth grade students in the nation to be a part of the Showpig.com All-Star Team and take part in the summer Leadership Conference. We are seeking current 8th grade, high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors who love pigs and have a desire to make a difference in the world through leadership and community service. Ideal candidates are dreaming and planning a future within the swine industry (showing or production) and desire to be challenged in cutting-edge leadership and livestock thinking.

Beyond the honor and recognition of being selected as one of the 24 best young people in the nation, this team of highly motivated and talented students will gather in West Virginia this summer for a five night, six day, life-empowering Leadership Conference where they will:

  •         Learn practical show ring and swine production applications from national leaders.
  •         Build a reproducible quarantine barn that addresses one of the swine industries greatest needs.
  •         Be involved in "Farm to Table" and "Farm to School" projects.
  •         Experience the Greenbrier Resort in the Allegheny Mountains.
  •         Be immersed in the rich agricultural and livestock culture of West Virginia.
  •         Building life-long friendships with other students from across America.
  •         Come away with greater dreams and visions for their chapters and their personal livestock future.

Showpig.com is excited to invest in young people within our industry through our All-Star Team. We believe that being part of the 2014 Showpig.com All-Star Team will be a life-changing experience! The Leadership Conference will be in Romney, West Virginia. Thursday, June 12th – Tuesday, June 17th. We are seeking the help of teachers, agricultural organization leaders, parents, grandparents and friends of high school students to nominate potential candidates.

Questions about PEDV? Don't miss Pork Board's Webinars!

Do you have questions about how Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) will affect the showpig industry? If so, check out the National Pork Board's PEDV FAQ Webinars tailored for those who show, sell and exhibit swine.

The Pork Board will host two webinars, one on Friday, Feb. 21, and another on Monday, Feb. 24. To log-in and join the discussion, use the access codes listed below.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 
Time: 3:00 p.m., Central Standard Time
Meeting Password: p0rk
To join by audio conference only:
Phone number: 1-877-668-4490
Access code: 578 265 276  

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 
Time: 3:00 p.m., Central Standard Time
Meeting Password: p0rk
To join the audio conference only:
Phone number: 1-877-668-4490
Access code:576 424 800 

If you have questions regarding the webinars or would like to submit a question about the virus to Pork Board, please contact Bryn Jensson at bjensson@pork.org.  

For more information regarding PEDV please use these references provided by Pork Board. 

Swine Health Recommendations: Exhibitors of All Pigs Going to Exhibits or Sales – click here for information
Swine Health Recommendations: Organizers of Exhibitions and Sales - click here for more information
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) – What Is It? - click here for information