Apply Now for New Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program

The Wisconsin Pork Association is now accepting applications for its new Pork Mentorship Program. College students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required.

The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a year-long program beginning in February. During the course of the year, selected participants will expand their knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences and job shadows, involvement in pork industry programs, and partaking in Wisconsin Pork Association activities. The program, which has a strong focus on career development, will provide opportunities to network with pork industry leaders, identify future career goals, and create valuable connections with potential employers. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a $500 scholarship to apply towards their education expenses.

“Our Youth Committee and Board of Directors have put a great deal of effort into planning this program and we are very excited to see it implemented,” said Mandy Masters, Assistant Program Director for the Wisconsin Pork Association.  “We look forward to working with college students in our state to help them learn more about the Wisconsin pork industry and the many career opportunities it has to offer.”

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a completed application form, personal résumé, and current college transcript. The program is open to Wisconsin residents enrolled full-time at any post-secondary school. The application and additional program details are available at or by contacting the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or All application materials must be submitted by January 15, 2016.