On April 28, 2023 the “There’s a Pig in my Classroom”, a virtual learning opportunity offered by the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the LEAP Foundation is making it’s way to PA! Through funding offered by the PA Pork Producers Council (PPPC), elementary aged students in grades 3 through 6 are welcomed inside a pig farm via a Zoom interactive learning session!
The program is free for teachers to enroll, but there are limited spots available for PA Day. Pre-registration is required, and can be done online. Teachers will receive lesson plans to compliment the virtual field trip, where students will get a first-hand look into modern day pig production.
Interested teachers can expect a 45 minute virtual session and accompanying lesson plans to be provided. For more information about the program and the academic standards covered through the lesson, visit the Indiana State Fairs website.
For more information or questions, contact Courtney Gray, Executive Director of the PA Pork Producers Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-884-4369.
The Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council (PPPC) administers the Pork Checkoff on behalf of the state’s nearly 3,000 pig farmers. PPPC acts as a steward for Pork Checkoff funds at the state level and is charged with executing specific programs in the areas of promotion, research and education. No funds may be used for lobbying or to influence government policy. Checkoff-funded promotions are designed to increase domestic pork sales through consumer, retail and food service outreach. Additionally, Checkoff-funded research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing and human nutrition to develop a higher quality, more profitable and innovative product in the competitive meat protein market.