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WPA presents scholarships to WI students

The Wisconsin Pork Association recognized scholarship recipients during the organization’s annual meeting held on Feb. 2.

Nine high school seniors and college students were awarded a total of $3000 in scholarships.Those receiving scholarships were: Ben Veum, Stoughton; Austin Lynd, Janesville; Jordyn Delzer, Argyle; Lillian Feider, New Holstein; Morgan Fitzsimmons, Mineral Point; Shelby Veum, Stoughton; Katelyn Zeamer, De Pere; Stephanie Van Asten, Kaukauna; and Dakota Walker, Union Grove.


Summer internship applications sought

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a 2017 Summer public policy intern as well as a semester law clerk. The deadline to submit an application for either position is March 1, 2017.

The internships give college students the opportunity to work alongside staff on a range of issues that impact U.S. cattlemen and women. The interns will work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA and PLC’s regulatory efforts, providing college students a one-of-a-kind view into the policy making process.

The public policy internship will give students an opportunity to learn about career options and provide practical experience. From tax and trade to environmental and food safety regulations, interns will work on a variety of issues and have the opportunity to work specifically in the area of their interest. College juniors, seniors and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

The summer law clerk will provide support to NCBA’s Environmental Counsel on issues relating to environmental legislation and regulations that impact beef producers. The position will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Public Lands Council on issues relating to Federal lands management, grazing, and the Endangered Species Act. To apply for the law clerk position, students must currently be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school.

The full-time internship and law clerk positions will begin May 22, 2017 and end Aug. 25, 2017. To apply for the public policy internship or law clerk position, visit


WPA honors producers, industry members

The Wisconsin Pork Association recently recognized producers and industry members for their dedicated service at the 2017 Pork and Corn/Soy Expo, held Feb. 2-3 in Wisconsin Dells.

The Producer Honoree Award, which recognizes an individual whose contributions to the swine industry merit special recognition, was presented to Budd Post, posthumously.

The Industry Honoree Award, which recognizes businesses and industry representatives who are dedicated to promoting and serving the swine industry, was presented to Dan Sutherland who recently retired from Johnsonville. Receiving the Agri-Communicator Award was Mike Austin for his efforts to communicate with others and promote the swine industry.


WI Dairy and Beef Well-Being conference

The Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-Being conference is scheduled for March 3 at the Country Aire and Equity of Stratford in North Central Wisconsin. Topics include cattle handling, livestock trailer considerations for safe transportation of your livestock, programming the perinatal immune system, beef vaccination protocols and how to prepare to meet the expectation of FARM 3.0.

For more information visit  Those interested in attending are asked to register at and click on 2017 Wisconsin Dairy and Beef Well-Being Conference link.