High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (age 16 and older) who have a pork industry, meats, and/or culinary interest are encouraged to apply for the 3rd Nebraska Youth Pork Conference, “Makin’ Bacon … and a WHOLE Lot More!” hosted by the University of Nebraska Department of Animal Science. The conference will be conducted Wed., May 30 through Friday, June 1.
Youth will evaluate and fabricate pork carcasses into wholesale and retail cuts, learn about value enhancement and processed meats as they’re “makin’ bacon”, and they’ll practice basic culinary procedures on a variety of different pork products. Youth will also learn about production technology, industry issues, and how to advocate for their industry. Intermixed throughout, youth will participate in fun and engaging life skills activities, and they’ll interact with industry leaders.
All of this, and there is NO COST to participate! Other than the youth’s transportation to and from Lincoln, all other costs including lodging, meals, and conference materials are covered! It’s a really good deal, but we are limited to 32 youth.
Youth may be directed to http://www.nepork.org/makin-bacon-whole-lot where they can read more about the program and to apply online. Online applications (including a reference letter) are due Friday, April 13.