Last week, 18 pork producers traveled to Mexico City, Mexico, as part of the Pork Leadership Institute (PLI), a group of individuals from across the country who are nominated and chosen to participate in the public-policy educational program each year.

PLI combines the National Pork Board’s leadership program (Pork Leadership Academy) with the NPPC’s Public Policy Leadership Institute (PPLI) to create a comprehensive training curriculum designed to develop future leaders for the pork industry. While in Mexico, attendees got a glimpse of our southern neighbor’s domestic pork industry.

The group toured a traditional Mexican wet market and pork processing plant. The attendees also toured the Mexican Senate while exploring the policy component of the pork industry.