Each year, NCPC awards $1,000 scholarships to two deserving North Carolina agriculture students.

To be eligible, an applicant must be an undergraduate or incoming freshman at either the community college or university level with preference given to students attending a community college or university within the state of North Carolina. The applicant must also be enrolled as a full-time student in an agricultural curriculum of study.


The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or other foreign animal disease (FAD) means that American pig farmers must take the necessary steps to protect their farms and the domestic pork industry.

The North Carolina Pork Council also supports a program to sponsor student internships. The purpose of the internships is to promote and develop an avenue for NCPC and NC pork producers to identify high school and college students who show an interest in pursuing a career in the pork industry.

The student internship program is intended to encourage pork producers and pork production companies to introduce students to potential careers in the pork industry. This program will help to improve their public relations and to encourage pork producers and pork production companies to invest in the industry’s future employees.

April 19, 2019

Lois G. Britt Service Award: Eve Honeycutt

The Lois G. Britt Service Award is named for a dynamic leader who devoted her life to agriculture, education, and service to the people, organizations and institutions in which she believed. There were many. After Lois’s untimely death in 2005, the North Carolina Pork Council established an award in Lois’s memory to recognize individuals such as […]

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