By McCyla Mickelson

The Nebraska Pork Producers are proud to sponsor the Douglas/Sarpy County Lottery Pig Program. They helped purchase pigs for 15 urban youth 4-H exhibitors in the Papillion, Neb. area. This program was designed to foster interest and increase youth involvement in the pork industry. There are four educational meetings throughout the summer to teach youth about nutrition and diseases in pigs, the importance of biosecurity, how to cook with pork, and the many different careers in the pork industry. And finally, the 15 exhibitors will get to show their pigs at the Sarpy County Fair in August