The O’Neel Family

The O’Neel Family

Meat the Pig Farmers, Terry and Diane O’Neel are fourth generation farmers. Their pig farm raises 14,000 pigs annually and is located near Friend, Nebraska. They are parents of Ethan and Danielle, and are proud grandparents, as well. In addition to the pig operation,...

Hoefer Joins Nebraska Pork Producer Association

Steve Hoefer of Lincoln, Nebraska has joined the staff of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) as the Allied and Producers Services Director. He has been involved in the pork industry for forty plus years since growing up on a diversified crop and livestock...

Lierman to Lead Pork Association

Wright & Livingston Elected Officers Jared Lierman of Beemer, Nebraska has been elected President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) at a director’s meeting held on February 24, 2022, at the UNL East Campus Union in Lincoln. Joining Lierman on...

Sophia Lentfer, New Education Director

Sophia Lentfer from Firth, Nebraska has been hired as the Education Director for the Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA). Lentfer graduated from UNL in May of 2020 majoring in animal science with an emphasis in meat science. While at the University she was part...

Sydney May Scholarship

Sydney May Recipient of Larry E. Sitzman Scholarship Sydney May of Aurora was named the 2022 recipient of the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. The daughter of Sara May and David and Janet May. Sydney is a sophomore at the University of...

Lois Britt Scholarship Applications

National Pork Industry Foundation to Award Ten $2,500 Scholarships Application Deadline January 3, 2022 The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2022 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National...

Larry Sitzman Scholarship Application is Available

Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship Available Application Deadline for Submissions: November 10, 2021 College students enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a fully accredited Nebraska college, university or technical...

NE Pork Elects New Directors

Nebraska Pork Producers Elect New Directors Lincoln, Nebraska (August 17, 2021) The Nebraska Pork Producers Association (NPPA) is pleased to announce the election of four new board members, Aaron Doerr of Creighton; Hunter Thomas of Broken Bow; Walter Traudt of Clay...

Nebraska Ribfest Returns to Lincoln This August

This August, the long-loved, famous Nebraska Ribfest is set to return to Lincoln after a 2-year hiatus. New this year, it will occur at the Lancaster Event Center (LEC) Fairgrounds August 5–7 2021 as part of the Lancaster County Super Fair’s ten-day 150th anniversary,...