Volume 22 | Issue 22

Ballots are going in the mail for board of directors elections;

there's still time to nominate a worthy colleague for an award

Watch your mailbox! Ballots to be mailed on Thursday.

Watch your mailbox if you live in Districts 1, 3 or 4 for your board of elections ballot. Please fill it out and mail it back by December 31.

If you are a voting member and did not receive a ballot, please reach out to Terri

Last call for awards nominations

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

  1. Hall of Fame
  2. Outstanding Pork Producer of the Year
  3. Emerging Leader Award
  4. Award for Excellence in Innovation
  5. W.W. Shay Award for Industry Distinction

Deadline is Dec. 1, 2022.

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Applications now being accepted for the 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Industry Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council. 

Ten $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to current college students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry and who exhibit characteristics representative of future pork industry leaders.

All entries must be submitted by JANUARY 3, 2023 to be accepted.

Questions: contact Craig Boelling, NPPC Vice President of Resource Development, with questions about the scholarship.

Upcoming continuing education classes

Duplin County Cooperative Extension:

For those of you who need hours, here are some upcoming classes before the end of the year:

In Person classes

December 9, 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. - 6 hour animal waste plus 6 hour waste water class, Lunch will be on your own, no cost for the class. Class will be in the auditorium at the Lois G. Britt Agricultural Center at 165 Agriculture Drive in Kenansville. To register, call Duplin Co. office at 910-296-2143.

Contact the appropriate counties for these classes: 

Dec 5 - Wayne County

Dec 6 - Bladen County

Dec 13 - Sampson County

Dec 14 - Greene County

Dec 16 - Lenoir County

Save the Date

March 1 & 2 2023 - Annual Conference

March 1 - Bacon Bash (80s theme!) Members only - contact a board member for details.

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