June 22, 2024 3:27 AM

The South Dakota Pork Ambassador Program is designed to provide an opportunity to become actively involved in the South Dakota pork industry. The program helps develop strong relationships with both pork producers and allied industry members. It is an opportunity to learn about pork production, the industry, and to improve communication and leadership skills. The main goal of the Pork Ambassador Program is to promote the South Dakota Pork Producers Council and the swine industry at various events. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions, contact Abbey Riemenschneider at abbeyr@sdppc.org or 605-332-1600.

Applications for the Pork Ambassador Program should be sent to:

South Dakota Pork Producers Council
4615 West Homefield Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

We would like to Congratulate our 2024 Pork Ambassadors!

Carter Ross

Carter is the son of Brad and Rhonda Ross of Lennox, SD. He is currently a senior at Parker High School and will be attending South Dakota State University in the fall to major in Animal Science. Carter also plans on attending Veterinarian School after his undergraduate studies. When asked why he applied for the Ambassador program, Carter said, "I applied to be an ambassador because I have a passion for the swine industry and would like to share my passion with others." Now with his acceptance to the program, Carter is looking forward to building connections with people and expanding his knowledge in all facets of the industry.

Kory Storm

Kory is the son of Ryan and Amy Storm of Ethan, SD. Kory is currently a Freshmen at South Dakota State University where he is majoring in Animal Science. Kory plans on putting his degree to use by coming back to the family farm. He says the Ambassador program will ensure that he has a strong foundation and will aid him in being a lifelong pork advocate. It will also allow him to form connections with industry professionals and gain experiences which will aid him in the coming years.