Not Much Time Left to Apply for NPPC Scholarships

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is accepting applications for the 2018 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship program, the organization said in a news release.

The program was introduced in 1990 by CME Group and NPPC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of CME hog futures and was renamed in 2006 to honor late-NPPC board member Lois Britt, NPPC said.

“A lifetime supporter of agriculture, Britt spent 34 years with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, spending the last 15 years of her career with Smithfield Hog Production,” the release said.

The scholarship program annually awards $2,500 scholarships to 10 students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry, and is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation.

Applications for this opportunity are due Jan. 5, 2018. More information on the program is available at or by clicking here.