Career night to introduce pork industry to students, public

September 12, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Students and other people interested in learning more about the pork industry can discover how to get established and be successful in the field at the Purdue Pork Industry Career Night.

The meeting will be held 6-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Animal Sciences Conference Room 3-113 in Lilly Hall, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette. Free pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m.

Sessions will cover major divisions of the pork industry, including commercial and seedstock production, pork processing and the feed industry. Speakers will include Rich McQuire of The Maschhoffs pork production network, Jim Harding of Indiana Packers Corp. and Eric Farrand, manager of the Pig Husbandry Team at Pfizer Animal Health.

Karen Lehe of Novus International also will present on the importance of internships to students entering the workforce, and Purdue graduate Andon Boocher will share his experiences making the transition from student to employee in the pork industry.

While the meeting is primarily geared toward high school and college students interested in pork-related careers, the meeting is open to the public, and established members of the industry are encouraged to attend and socialize with peers and students. Each speaker will have an informational table where students and other audience members can ask questions before and after the sessions.

Participants can register by contacting Allan Schinckel at

Writer: Jessica Merzdorf, 765-494-8402,

Source: Allan Schinckel, 765-494-4836,

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Purdue Animal Sciences Department:

Pork @ Purdue:

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
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