The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2023 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four year institution.

Manure produced from pigs is a valuable nutrient source for crops and an important component of the pork industry’s sustainability story. However, manure has a downside. It produces gases that can be harmful to people and pigs as it breaks down.

The four main gases produced from manure are hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia and carbon dioxide.1 In high concentrations, each of these gases may be harmful and even cause death. Safety must be a top priority when manure is being handled from a manure pit or lagoon.

 

Internship programs are a great opportunity for college students to make contacts and gain experience while still in school. One such opportunity is with the Missouri Pork Association and their internship program.

September 19, 2022

Applications Open for 2023 Pork Industry Scholarship

Columbia, Mo.,— The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2023 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four year institution. The Ambassador will not only be awarded a […]

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November 8, 2022

MPA Board Meeting

The Missouri Pork Association Board of Directors will meet at the Pork Place in Sedalia, Missouri on Wednesday, November 8, 2022.

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