Texas Pork Producers Association is a huge supporter of the youth of Texas. TPPA provides many opportunities for youth to become involved in the Texas pork industry and in their communities. In 2013 TPPA provided over $13,000 in scholarships! Other activities include the Texas Pork Leadership Camp, Annual Youth Symposium, Summer Internship, and more.
Texas Pork Leadership Camp
Texas Pork Leadership Camp is a week long tour throughout the state of Texas viewing the pork industry from "Conception to Consumption". Students not only learn all aspects of the Texas pork industry but they also participate in solving scenarios, media training, group and individual activities, and daily discussions. This year's Texas Pork Leadership Camp dates will be announced soon. For more information CLICK HERE.
Texas Pork Youth Symposium
Texas Pork Producers Association is dedicated to the education of all youth particularly youth involved in agriculture. The Texas Pork Youth Symposium is held every July and is structured for the youth of Texas to gain knowledge and know-how about various practices, issues, and careers concerning the pork industry and agriculture.
This years event will be held July 11-12, 2014 in San Angelo, Texas. CLICK HERE for more information.Back to top
The Texas Pork Producers Association is proud to recognize students that are involved in pork production and or are involved in animal or meat science at the post secondary level. These young people are the future of our industry and we congratulate them for their extracurricular achievements.Back to top Summer Internship Application - Due April 15, 2014
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Texas Pork Producers Association supports the individual growth of students in the post secondary level. Students at this level need to gain not only the information from the classroom but the real life knowledge gained from experiences had. TPPA try's to allow a summer intern to gain the knowledge of the pork industry along with the experience of working in an office and how to conduct business in a professional manner. Any student at the post secondary level that may be interested please contact the TPPA office at 800-501-7675 or e-mail Cassidy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to top
Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus™ (Youth PQA Plus™) demonstrates the dedication of America's youth pork producers and their Advisors to assuring consumers that they are purchasing pork that is safe, of high quality and produced in a responsible manner. The structure behind the youth program is similar to that behind the adult program PQA Plus. Youth receive training from certified
Youth PQA Plus advisors who have received training from certified Youth PQA Plus (state) trainers. Youth who attend class will be granted a one- year certification. Youth aged 12 to 19 have the option to take a closed-book test and certify for a multi-year certification. Click here for more information.
The Swine Skillathon is a knowledge based competition designed to enhance the educational experience of exhibiting swine by incorporating production and industry perspectives for the Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors. Contestants will be challenged with questions, skill stations, and a public speaking component encompassing various facets of the swine industry. This contest is not only designed for those exhibitors who exhibit swine projects, but also those students who simply have a strong interest in the swine industry. Exhibitors compete in age divisions, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior with the subject matter tailored for that age group.
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