Monthly Archives: July 2016

My Product

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I had a hard deciding what to do for my product. I have learned so much… One thing for sure is that I am going to get guest speakers from Smithfield to come into not only my classroom but also my fellow teachers. After spending the day with an engineer and the land mangement group, I have decided to focus… Read more »

Vet lab, genetics, feed lab, genetics

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I have had a busy week and met some wonderful people. I started my week by visiting a feed mill. They test everything in Hog feed. I then met with a recruiter for Smithfield and learned what types of jobs they have in the company and what type of education is needed to obtain these jobs. On the next day… Read more »

Smithfield and the community

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I see that I can explain to my students what really goes on at Smithfield hog production not just on the farms. Students and the community need to know that they are working on ways to improve farms. I can also make sure that the local high schools are aware of the internships offered to juniors and seniors that want… Read more »

Visiting a research farm/main feed mill

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I spent a day on a research farm for Smithfield Hog Production (Murphy-Brown). I can tell you first hand that the research team and interns work very hard! They lift many 50 pounds bags of feed to make sure the pigs are getting the correct feed. I was able to observe new baby pigs coming off the truck and ¬†on… Read more »

Who am I and why Kenan fellows

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I am a teacher at Chinquapin Elementary school. I teach 8th grade science and social studies, I have been teaching for 24 years, 12 of those years have been at Chinquapin. Why did I want to be a Kenan fellow? I want to increase my knowledge base and to learn about an area business. I believe in being a lifelong… Read more »