Pork Leadership Institute

What is the Program?

The Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) is a comprehensive training program conducted jointly by the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board and designed to develop future leaders for the U.S. pork industry.

Why Does it Matter?

PLI trains spokespeople for the pork industry, develops grassroots activists, and allows producers to disseminate a pro-active, targeted message about the pork industry. On graduation, participants will understand the roles of NPPC and the National Pork Board, and will have developed the skills necessary to help lead an ever-changing pork industry and to tell the pork industry’s story from Main Street to the nation’s capital.

How Do I Get Involved?

Pork producers are nominated for PLI. NPPC works closely with state pork association executives and field representatives to identify key individuals. Each year about 15-20 producers are selected to participate in the program. If you are interested in attending PLI and becoming a pork industry leader, contact your state executive or NPPC’s Janine Van Vark, at vanvakj@nppc.org.