March 9, 2020
NSR Updates
The 2020 NSR Weanling Pig Extravaganza Entry Deadline
The 2020 NSR Weanling Pig Extravaganza will be held April 3-4, 2020, in Richmond, Indiana. The entry deadline is Thursday, March 12. To enter online, click HERE. All pedigrees for purebred entries must be recorded by Thursday, March 12. For all Extravaganza rules and health regulations, click HERE. More information, click HERE.
NSR is Seeking Director of Junior Shows Position
The Director of Junior Shows works cross-functionally with the Director of Education and Outreach and reports to the Vice President of Operations. This role is responsible for, but not limited to, operating the shows and events of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). This position plays an integral role in facilitating and developing the NJSA shows and events and will support the efforts of the Events and Education Department. This full-time position is located at the NSR office in West Lafayette, Indiana. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15. For a full job description, click HERE . For additional questions and to apply, contact NSR V.P. of Operations Ellen Knauth at ellen@nationalswine.com .
NSR Southwest Type Conference Wrap Up
The 2020 NSR Southwest Type Conference was another excellent event! Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. All NSR show and sale highlights are HERE . Full show and sale results are HERE . All Seedstock EDGE Media ring shots are uploaded and available to purchase HERE . See you down the road!
2020 NSR Annual Meeting
The 2020 NSR Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 24 in Lafayette, Indiana at the Courtyard Marriott Lafayette. The meeting will begin at noon with an awards luncheon and breed board meetings to follow. All NSR members are welcome to join. To RSVP, please contact NSR Pedigree Department Director Lisa Kennedy at lisa@nationalswine.com by Tuesday, March 10.
The 2020 Exposition Vendor Spot Online Auction
On Wednesday, March 18 the NSR will host a Vendor Spot Online Auction. The online sale will be on Showpig.com/The Pig Planet . All information regarding vendor spots and The Exposition Vendor Spot Online Auction can be found HERE . For more information, please contact NSR V.P. of Operations Ellen Knauth at ellen@nationalswine.com .
April/May Seedstock EDGE Advertising Deadline
The deadline to reserve your advertisement in the April/May Issue of the Seedstock EDGE is Monday, March 9. This digital issue will be emailed on Friday, March 27. The print issue will be mailed on Monday, April 6. To reserve your ad, contact NSR Creative Design Coordinator DeShea Wallace at deshea@nationalswine.com or NSR Digital Content Manager and Editor Cassie Godwin at cassie@nationalswine.com .
Megan Dragstrem Celebrates Two Years with the NSR
The NSR would like to congratulate Megan Dragstrem on being with the NSR for two years. Megan serves as the organization's Landrace and Hampshire Secretary. She also travels to NSR and NJSA events to assist with check in, catalog production and clerking. We greatly appreciate everything Megan does for this organization and its members. To congratulate Megan on this career accomplishment, contact her at megand@nationalswine.com .
Information Regarding Ractopamine Effects
The NSR is striving to be proactive and keep membership informed on information regarding Ractopamine. Please stay tuned for new information and resources each week.


Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship
The Arizona National Livestock Show invests in the future of agriculture by awarding more than $50,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. Visit anls.org/scholarships to apply by Sunday, March 15.
Marketing & Communications
April/May Seedstock EDGE Advertising Deadline
The deadline to reserve your advertisement in the April/May Issue of the Seedstock EDGE is Monday, March 9. This digital issue will be emailed on Friday, March 27. The print issue will be mailed on Monday, April 6. To reserve your ad, contact NSR Creative Design Coordinator DeShea Wallace at deshea@nationalswine.com or NSR Digital Content Manager and Editor Cassie Godwin at cassie@nationalswine.com .