Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Texas Pork Leadership Camp

This is a unique opportunity for 4-H and FFA students that have an interest in swine production in Texas, working in the Texas pork industry and students who are willing to advocate the pork industry. The camp is a traveling bus tour with visits at key industry locations for sixteen students and the chaperons. This camp is not like any other camp.

Check the website for details on schedule and application, www.texaspork.org.

To give participants an in-depth look at the pork industry through special tours and hands-on learning activities and to develop leadership skills to enable them to be effective spokespersons for the pork industry.
Each individual participating in the camp will be required to give two three-minute individual oral presentations and work together with other participants on team projects. Each student will have media training and will have to participate in an interview. They will also be required to participate in a final discussion at the end of the camp answering questions prepared by other campers and staff. The camp leaders will provide assistance for all of these activities. Individual participation is required in all of these activities. Students should not register for this camp if the they are not eager and serious about learning and participating in these public speaking and meat processing activities.

An application form for prospective participants is included. Please feel free to duplicate as many as necessary to permit all interested 4-H and FFA members to apply. Candidates should fax their application directly to the Texas Pork Producers Association at 512-451-5536 and mail the application to TPPA, P.O. Box 10168, Austin, TX 78766. Applicants will also be interviewed by phone or in person prior to selection.
Application Deadline: May 23, 2014.
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