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Vol. 16  Issue 3
April 22, 2016
Public radio to feature series on NC pork industry
WHQR, a Wilmington public radio station that covers southeast North Carolina, is planning to take an in-depth look at North Carolina's pork industry in a four-part series beginning on Wednesday, April 27. The series will be part of CoastLine, a live news program that debates important issues with expert guests and listener calls.
The series is expected to begin with a broad overview of the pork industry, touching on issues ranging from the industry's economic impact on North Carolina to environmental concerns that have been raised by the Riverkeeper Alliance and others. Subsequent shows are expected to focus on issues involving animal care, water quality and alternative waste management technologies. A program on the state's poultry industry is also planned.
To prepare for this series, WHQR has spoken with the NC Pork Council, NC Farm Families, major hog production companies and individual growers. In addition, they are speaking with organizations and individuals that have been critical of hog farms.
You can listen to the broadcasts at 91.3 FM or online at WHQR.org. Please consider calling in with questions and comments (910-343-1138) that will help us tell the positive story of how hog farming benefits North Carolina.

Reminder!  NCPC Internship & Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
The NC Pork Council is proud to support youth in North Carolina's pork industry in many ways. Two of our featured programs are the internship and scholarship programs.
Scholarships
Each year, NCPC awards $1,000 scholarships to two deserving North Carolina agriculture students.
To be eligible, an applicant must be an undergraduate or incoming freshman at either the community college or university level in North Carolina. The student must also be enrolled full-time in an agricultural curriculum of study. Deadline: May 9th
Internships
The internship program promotes and develops an avenue for NCPC and NC pork producers to identify high school and college students who show an interest in pursuing a career in the NC pork industry.
The student internship program is intended to encourage pork producers and pork production companies to introduce students to a potential career in the pork industry.
The NCPC will provide funding to aid sponsorship of student interns who desire to work in a job within the NC pork industry. Deadline: April 25th
For more information and applications go to: http://www.ncpork.org/responsibility/youth/
Industry Calendar
Calendar of Events
PAC Event:  Flying Pig Challenge
(Members Only)
May 6th - 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
Rose Hill Plantation
3881 Rose Hill Lane, Nashville, NC 27856
To view a complete list of continuing education classes, please click here
You may view past issues of the NC Pork Report by clicking here.
The North Carolina Pork Council. We bring a lot to the table.