PA Pork Emerging Leaders Academy Announced

The PA Pork Producers Council (PPPC) has opened applications for the upcoming class of the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). The ELA, a program led by the PPPC is focused on engaging future leaders within the pork industry. The year-long program will offer on-site tours of pork production facilities, feed mills and other pork industry supporting businesses. There will be programs introducing the National Pork Board, Pork Checkoff and the National Pork Producers Council. In addition, members will have the opportunity to interact with leaders in the Pennsylvania pork industry.

Program applications are open now and will close in November 2023. Anyone with a passion for or a career in pork is encouraged to apply. Program spaces are limited, and event attendance is required. For those interested in learning more about the program, visit Emerging Leaders Academy – Pennsylvania Pork (

Are you interested, but unsure if you are the right fit for the program? Plan to attend the Emerging Leaders Academy Meet and Greet event on June 20, 2023. This event is specifically designed for potential applicants to have the chance to meet with current members and leaders in PA Pork. Registration for the Meet and Greet can be found here.  Take this opportunity to join PPPC for a networking event and visit The Expo, at the Lebanon Fairgrounds on June 21, 2023.

For more information on the PA Pork Producers Council and how to get involved, please contact Courtney Gray, or visit