Producer Programs

Building for the Future

Our programs are a great way to support your industry – from organizing our collective grassroots power to the scholarships and resources that bring forth tomorrow’s leaders.


Scholarships, externships, training programs, our 501(C)(3) Foundation—NPPC has a variety of programs that help people at all levels contribute to the success of the U.S. Pork Industry.


Legislative Education Action Development Resource (LEADR) is the leadership development program of the National Pork Producers Council working to build, maintain, and coordinate an effective grassroots movement of trained and willing volunteers who, easily and rapidly, can be mobilized to advance important pork industry issues.


We have a variety of scholarships and externships available, including the new Neil Dierks Scholarship for graduate students, the Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship for students intending to pursue a career in the pork industry, and the veterinary government relations externship opportunity for 4th-year veterinary students.

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Pork Leadership Institute

The Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) is a joint training program of the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board designed to develop future leaders.

Swine Veterinary Public Policy Advocacy

Each year, 10 to 12 veterinarians are selected for the Swine Veterinary Public Policy Advocacy Program, where they learn to effectively advocate on behalf of the U.S. pork industry.

National Pork Industry Foundation

The mission of the non-profit National Pork Industry Foundation is to support programs and educational opportunities for all people with a desire to advance their knowledge in the pork industry.

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