Thursday, March 26

7-9 a.m.


8-8:30 a.m.

Chaperone Meeting – NJSA Office Space

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome – Nicole Hall

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Kick-Off Speaker – Brittany Bailey, Food Safety Marketing Manager, Zoetis

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45-11:45 a.m.

History of NC Pork Production – Dr. Todd See, Head of Dept. of Animal Science, NC State University

11:45-12:30 p.m.


12:30-1 p.m.

Travel to BASF

1-3:30 p.m.

Tour of BASF Agricultural Solutions

3:30-4 p.m.

Travel to NC State University

4-5:30 p.m.

Jan Archer’s Pork Industry Career Roundtables

5:30-5:45 p.m.

Travel to the NC State Beef Unit

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Stephen Herring’s Pig Pickin’ Dinner

6:45-9 p.m.

Fun & Games at NC Beef Unit

9-9:30 p.m.

Travel Back to Hotel

11 p.m.

Lights Out

Friday, March 27

7- 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast at the Hotel

7:30-9 a.m.

Travel to the Sampson Country Agri-Exposition Center

9-9:45 a.m.

Welcome, History & Overview of Prestage Farms, Zach McMullen, Deborah Johnson

9:45-10 a.m.

Travel to Prestage Farms

10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Tour of Prestage Farms

12:15-12:30 p.m.

Travel back to Sampson County Agri – Exposition Center

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Lunch with Prestage Farms Staff

1:15-2 p.m.

The state of the swine industry – David Herring, Past NPPC President & VP of TDM Farms/Hog Slat Inc.

2-2:15 p.m.


2:15-3 p.m.

Pursuing your career in Agriculture, Dana Mull, Talent Solutions Manager, AgCareers.com,

3-3:15 p.m.

Travel to James Lamb Contract Nursery Farm

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Environmental Pig Farming - James Lamb

4:30-6 p.m.

Travel Back to Hotel

6-6:15 p.m.

Change into Comfortable Cloths

6:15-7 p.m.


7-10 p.m.

Ice Cream & Lip Sync Battle!

11 p.m.

Lights out

Saturday, March 28

7-8 a.m.

Breakfast at the Hotel

8-9:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions with the NJSA Junior Board


Group A: Commercial Inclusion


Group B: Experiences that Stick


Group C: Pork Diversity

10-11 a.m.

Closing Keynote- Marlowe Ivey Vaughn, founder and CEO of Feed the Dialogue

11-11:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

12:30 p.m.

Junior Board Applicant Interviews Begin