Andrew Boschert, Eli Magee and Cole Weinkauf have been selected as the next class of participants in Wisconsin Pork Association's Pork Mentorship Program. The pork mentorship program, which has a strong focus on career development, is designed to expand students' knowledge of the swine industry, provide opportunities to network with pork industry leaders, help identify future career goals, and create valuable connections with potential employers.
Boschert is from Beaver Dam and is a freshman attending Iowa State University studying Animal Science with a minor in Genetics. Magee is from Shawno and is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls studying Animal Science with an emphasis in Meat Animal Management. Weinkauf is from Waterford and is a freshman attending Iowa State University studying Agricultural Business with a minor in Animal Science.
Now through the end of 2020, Boschert, Magee and Weinkauf will complete a series of job shadows and attend both state and national pork industry events including World Pork Expo and the Wisconsin State Fair. They will also take part in WPA meetings and complete a special project.
Any individuals or businesses interested in offering job shadow opportunities to the pork mentorship program participants, or would like to become involved in this program in another way, are encouraged to contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email Anna Boschert.