Longtime Howells Teacher Wins 2019 NCIEF Award

Longtime Howells Teacher Wins 2019 NCIEF Award The Richard Katt Outstanding Career Educator Award, given annually by the Nebraska Career Education and Innovation Foundation (NCEIF), was presented to Marla Pruss, family and consumer sciences teacher at Howells-Dodge...

NPPA Board Names Four New Members at May Meeting

Chad Johnson, Norfolk: Chad is a 1994 graduate of South Dakota State University with a B.S. in agri-business. While there, he worked at the Swine research barn, was president of the Collegiate FFA and a member of Block and Bridle. His professional career started at...

Russ Vering Elected to the NPPC

Russ Vering RUSS VERING has been elected to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). NPPC represents 42 affiliated state associations, working to ensure that the U.S. pork industry remains a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and...

Bill Luckey Appointed to National Pork Board

Bill Luckey of Columbus, Neb. has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a new member to the National Pork Board. He will serve a three-year term. The National Pork Board is comprised of 15 pork producers nominated by the National Pork Producers...
Signature Project: Building NPPA’s Social Media Impact

Signature Project: Building NPPA’s Social Media Impact

By Jake Bonwell, NPPA Intern The Nebraska Pork Producers Association Board of Directors believes in a strong social media presence. Increasing NPPA’s social media to reach out to more consumers than ever before was my signature project as an NPPA Intern. Social...

Taste of Elegance Partnership Reaches New Heights

The very special partnership between Pinot, Pigs & Poets and Nebraska’s Taste of Elegance competition hit a spectacular new level in 2019 by raising $520,000 for the Completely Kids organization in downtown Omaha. The event was held May 16 at Omaha’s Happy Hollow...

Pork Quality Assurance® Plus Revisions Now in Effect

Updates feature two certification options for producers Revisions to the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) 4.0 went into effect June 5, 2019. The updated program reflects pork producers’ commitment to continuous improvement and features two training options –...