Student Leaders Connecting Conference 2022

We are happy to announce that the national Student Leaders Connecting Conference was a huge success!

We are happy to announce that the national Student Leaders Connecting Conference was a huge success! Over 100 students from across the country, representing 23 different colleges, arrived in Kansas City on August 11, 2022, with eager minds to learn about the meat industry. Thank you to the Pork Board, Nestle Purina, Merck Animal Health, Cargill, and Smithfield Foods for sponsoring the event and making it all possible.

Students enjoyed participating in career explorations while learning about different companies. A special thank you to Weber, Multivac, Corbion, KC Sausage, UltraSource, and Marel for taking the time to give the students tours and show them what it is like day to day at their facilities. Without them, SLC wouldn’t have been possible!

SLC was full of networking and camaraderie. Students heard from a variety of speakers and had the opportunity to ask questions and learn from individuals on career panels. There were many different companies represented by professionals on these panels, all from different backgrounds. On Friday afternoon, different companies in the agricultural industry engaged with students in a career fair. Students were able to learn more about the companies and the opportunities they had to offer.

After the career fair, we finished off SLC the only way possible when in Kansas City! Slaps BBQ catered dinner and allowed for a great night of eating, hanging out with old friends, and meeting new friends. We look forward to hosting students at the national Student Leaders Connecting Conference in 2023.