The Checkoff staff has formed an interdepartmental team to bring even more easy-to-use biosecurity resources to the youth pig show world. Much of the Checkoff’s existing youth-focused resources, including the popular A Champion’s Guide to Youth Exhibition – will be used in this outreach and awareness program.
New African Swine Fever-focused items highlighting Checkoff’s disease prevention resources are in development, such as this flyer, which highlights key biosecurity steps before, during and after pig shows. Other items include videos, websites, blogs and social media graphics.
Collaborating with industry influencers, such as the National Junior Swine Association, Team Purebred, jackpot/local fair organizers, state Extension services, FFA, 4-H and others, are key to success. A dedicated page of resources for these audiences is coming to pork.org.
Checkoff Focuses on Biosecurity for Youth Swine Shows