Swine Education & Outreach Professionals - Pork Checkoff

Swine Education & Outreach Professionals

Welcome to the National Pork Board’s dedicated resource page for swine education and outreach professionals. As a key partner in the pork industry, your role in educating and supporting pork producers is invaluable.

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This group plays a crucial role in the swine industry by educating and training students, caretakers and producers in:

  • academia
  • higher education
  • extension services

Our dedicated support empowers you in educating both current and future generations of pork producers, enhancing the skills and knowledge of those involved in the industry at every level.

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Save the Date!

Join us at the Loews Kansas City Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the Power and Light District, for the annual Swine Education and Outreach Professionals conference. Hear from industry experts about current and future pork industry issues, opportunities and advancements. The annual conference highlights Checkoff-funded tools and industry proficiency to help you connect with producers about how they can save money, make money and save time, regardless of their operation’s type or size.      

Location: Loews Kansas City Hotel 
Date: October 28-30  
Optional Tour: October 28 

Stay tuned! More information to come.    

Swine Education & Outreach Professionals Executive Committee

The National Pork Board’s Swine Education & Outreach Professionals are dedicated individuals who play pivotal roles in academia and extension within the swine industry. 

These dedicated professionals are actively engaged in higher education, they are instrumental in teaching and training students, caretakers, and producers on swine management. Through collaborative efforts, this group spearheads the development and dissemination of educational resources and programs vital to advancing the swine industry. 

  • Rob Knox, University of Illinois
  • Benny Mote, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Sarah Schieck Boelke, University of Minnesota
  • Beth Hines, Pennsylvania State University
  • Tim Safranski, University of Missouri
  • Jeff Wiegert, Texas A&M
  • Shelby Sopocy, UC Davis
  • Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University
  • Colt Knight, University of Main
  • Mag Lopez Soriano, University of Missouri