Hog Blog was created to keep those involved with the pork industry, as well as those who are pork-loving consumers, updated on important information and activities the Nebraska pork producers and its association are doing for you and your family. Nebraska pork producers strive to produce safe, affordable and extremely delicious pork products for all to enjoy.
Hello all! My name is Nikki Whitehead and I recently received my associate’s of applied science in visual publication. I also attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for some time and studied journalism while I was there. NPPA hired me on in the summer of 2011 as their Communications Assistant. In October of 2011, I came on board full-time as the Technical Communications Design Manager and I have loved every minute of it.
I’m a bit different from others in the NPPA office in that I do not have an agricultural background. I guess you could say I was a city kid. My parents are both retired Air Force and we spent much of my childhood traveling overseas and the United States, but they retired here in Nebraska and I have lived here for 16 years. I am learning more about the agricultural industry everyday and respect it tremendously. I’m so excited to work for NPPA and to continue learning more about the industry and all of its hard-working producers.
My hope as a newbie here at NPPA is to help connect the producers and hog industry with the families they feed and to eachother. It’s important that the families that are ‘bringin home the bacon’ understand that the bacon they are bringing home was produced safely and healthily with care. Because I didn’t come from an ag background, I am constantly learning new things about this industry everyday and the things I get the opportunity to learn are the things the average consumer doesn’t. I want to help bridge the world between the cities and the farms through this blog and our other forms of social media. So be sure you are following us on Twitter and checking out our Facebook!
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