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November 2020

Give-A-Ham Challenge

November 23 - December 22

Give-A-Ham Challenge Back for 2020! The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) “Give-A-Ham Challenge” is a social media campaign to engage the U.S. pork industry and the communities they support in a holiday giving program. The "Give a Ham" challenge is a collaborative effort between NPPC and the Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA). NPPC and WPA kicked off this challenge on November 23rd when Keri Retallick, WPA State Executive, challenged NPPC President, AV Roth of Wauzeka, Wisconsin to give a ham(s) to…

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December 2020

LIVE Virtual Zoom Tour of Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program, in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Division of Extension, will host a LIVE Virtual Zoom Tour of the brand-new Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building. The tour begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, via the Zoom platform. Please register by going to https://go.wisc.edu/6z663y to sign up for this event. The connection information will follow through email after you…

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CFAP 2 Signup Deadline

December 11

The USDA announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Your local Farm Service Agency is now administering signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The deadline for producers to sign up is December 11, 2020.  Producers can apply for the program online, or they can contact their local service center to make an appointment. I’ve also attached a “Stakeholder Toolkit.” In this toolkit,…

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WPA Mentorship Program Deadline

December 15

The Wisconsin Pork Association Mentorship Program is geared towards college students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry. Participants will expand their knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences, job shadows, attendance at World Pork Expo, as well as WPA activities such as volunteering at the Pork Schoppe and attending a board meeting. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2020. For more information, please view WPA Mentorship Program.  

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