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PorkSquare offers virtual town square for youth interested in pork careers


Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

PorkSquare is a virtual town square that links pork industry professionals to the next generation of promising young leaders. The website, located at www.porksquare.com harnesses the power of social media to help college students and young professionals find internships, scholarships and training within the pork industry.

“The website focuses specifically on the pork industry,” said Craig Mensink, a pork producer from Minnesota. “By providing a network that allows young professionals to be in direct contact with pork industry leaders and producers, PorkSquare bridges the communication gap and builds relationships. The goal is to connect companies with young people – ages 15 to 25 – who are engaged in and passionate about the pork industry.”

High school and college students can use PorkSquare to create personal profiles that are visible to employers with internships or scholarships. The profiles allow young professionals to share information beyond a traditional resume, providing hiring managers with a complete image of candidates. By including a photo, personal interests, social media links and more, students provide employers a better feel for the background of an internship candidate.

Companies with a particular focus on the pork industry also can create profiles that students can readily search to get a better sense of what a certain company offers. By building a company profile that includes internships, scholarships, events and news updates, potential candidates can be kept apprised of the changes and opportunities offered by a company.

“We see PorkSquare as a vehicle to build relationships between young professionals and industry leaders, as well as prospect for internships, scholarships, mentoring programs and pork-related events,” said Mark Greenwood, senior vice president relationship management with AgStar Financial Services.

America’s love for pork continues to burn strong

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

Results of a consumer tracking study released by the Pork Checkoff found that more American consumers are reporting an enduring love for pork. Key research findings show more U.S. consumers rate their enjoyment of pork higher than in previous studie ..... 
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Root River Veterinary Center has new owners

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Agriculture

As of September 4, 2014, the Root River Veterinary Center in Preston, Minn. is under new ownership. Dr. LeAnne Froese and Dr. Deb Finnegan officially took over on September 4, although discussions about the two purchasing the business had been in ..... 
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ATV deaths on the farm

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Katherine Waters, University of Minnesota Extension Many Minnesota farmers use all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to check on crops and livestock, inspect and repair irrigation systems and fence lines, supervise field crews, herd livestock, and to mo ..... 
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Blue Jackets Bright Futures Program Announced

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

As Minnesota FFA prepares to welcome thousands of young people into membership at the start of the school year, the Minnesota FFA Foundation will again offer the Blue Jackets Bright Futures program, which provides sponsored FFA jackets to Minnesota ..... 
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Whitewater WMA gets new manager

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

For only the third time in its 80-year history, one of Minnesota’s most popular public hunting grounds has a new manager. In August, veteran DNR staffer Don Nelson took over management of the 27,000-acre Whitewater Wildlife Management Area (WMA) ..... 
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National Farm Safety & Health Week

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

By Nathan Winter, University of Minnesota Extension The third week in September represents National Farm Safety & Health Week. This week corresponds well with the fall harvest season in Minnesota, and serves as a reminder to practice farm safety, ..... 
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New equipment technology bolsters farm safety

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

In a memo on the Department of Agriculture blog last September, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack noted the work load demand and dangers of the agriculture industry. 2012 recorded the “highest fatal injury rate of any industry, with the rate of on ..... 
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