Five college students chosen for NPPA mentoring program

Participants in the Nebaska Pork Producers Association’s 2019 Pork Mentorship Program pose for a photo. From left, Ronald Kramer, Darren Segner, Miranda Mueller, Mekenzie Beattie and Heather Hunt.

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association has named five college students to participate in the 2019 Pork Mentorship Program. The program has helped develop youth leaders through individual and group learning experiences since 1999.

Participants in the 2019 Pork Mentorship Program are:

Darren Segner of Friend is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying animal science with an option in food animal production and management. Segner is the son of Paul and Deb Segner.

Heather Hunt of Fullerton, California, is a sophomore at UNL studying animal science with an option in meat science. Hunt is the daughter of Bradley and Lisa Hunt.

Mekenzie Beattie of Sumner is a freshman at UNL studying agribusiness. Beattie is the daughter of Bart and Shana Beattie.

Miranda Mueller of Yutan is a freshman at UNL studying animal science, grazing livestock systems. Mueller is the daughter of Matt and Steph Mueller.

Ronald Kramer of West Point is a senior at UNL studying animal science, grazing livestock systems. Kramer is the son of James and Julia Kramer.

Each year, participants in the Pork Mentorship Program participate in activities that encourage personal growth, career readiness, and develop leadership skills, while expanding their knowledge of the pork industry. Participants are also active in projects that encourage giving back to their community.

Each of the participants will receive a $500 scholarship upon the successful completion of requirements throughout the year-long program.