NPB is accepting submissions for the inaugural Pork Industry Innovation Challenge through July 31. The focus of the challenge is pig mortality disposal.  

Producers and innovators are challenged to think of new methods of carcass disposal beyond the existing methods of burial, incineration, composting and landfills. These methods could be used on farms if there were to be a foreign animal disease outbreak, such as African swine fever. 

• Submit an overview of how your idea works in about 500 words or less by July 31 for a chance to win up to $46,000.  

• The challenge is open to all U.S. companies, students and residents, including producers.  

• Multiple awards will be granted if more than one project is successful.  

Click here to submit your idea  

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.