I left the classroom two years ago, but my passion for education has never waivered. Last week, I was excited to share a new educational endeavor with agricultural teachers from across the state as Micro Summit Processors has partnered with NC FFA and curriculum company iCEV to launch a meat processing certification program for NC high school students that is endorsed by the American Meat Science Institute. This program is being unveiled across the country early next year, but NC residents will have early access to this amazing program through our local high schools, as well as Johnston Community College. Leaders in the NC meat industry were on-hand today to discuss key components of this course such as compliance, humane handling, and HACCP. We are so excited for this program and the credibility it brings to our meat processing industry! Contact me to learn more!