Pork Industry Group

Updated: Aug 24

Scholarship Opportunities • Networking Opportunities

The Oklahoma Pork Council is teaming up with the OSU Animal and Food Science Department and OSU Swine Club for a pork industry experience called the Pork Industry Group. This group of elite students will have the opportunity to learn about ALL the job opportunities in Oklahoma’s swine industry. This eight week experience will begin meeting in October and end the first week of December. The experience will meet for two hours weekly and will include a Thursday-Friday trip, which will feature a tour of a commercial sow operation and a tour of the Seaboard Pork Processing Plant in Guymon, Oklahoma.

During each meeting, group members will hear from leaders in the commercial pork industry about what they do and what job opportunities are available in this industry. Group members will hear from people who work in the barns, people who develop specialized feed rations for pigs, experts in swine genetics, sales representatives, veterinarians who care for pigs and many others that work in areas of swine production.

Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding group members.

Group members will work in a team to explore a specific problem in the swine industry and present their solution to the Oklahoma Pork Council Board of Directors at their December Board Meeting.

Application requirements:

  • Applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior in the Ferguson College of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University

  • Applicant must complete and submit ALL required documents

  • Applicant must submit this application by September 2, 2021.

Please note – this is a FREE opportunity for students to meet each Thursday evening for two hours. No fees required!

For more information about P.I.G., contact the Oklahoma Pork Council office at 405-232-3781 or Dr. Scott Carter at 405-744-8869.

Click here for more information and how to apply!

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