|2/23/2021 10:15:00 AM|
Lone Rock student part of pork mentorship
Mia Hillebrand, Lone Rock, is one of four students throughout Wisconsin who have been selected as the next class of participants in Wisconsin Pork Association's Pork Mentorship Program. Hillebrand is a first-year student in the Agriculture Business and Technology - Animal Science program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.
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.
"I got involved in agriculture at the young age of six, raising and showing pigs at the River Valley School Fair, one of the last standing school fairs in the state," said Hillebrand. "I did not grow up on a farm, however, I grew up five miles down the road from my grandpa's third-generation dairy farm in Clyde, Wisconsin. I then grew my agricultural involvement in getting involved in organizations such as 4H (K-12), FFA (8th-present), PAS (present), and expanding my livestock to boar meat goats."...
(See the rest of the story in the February 17, 2021 Chronicle issue)
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