The Professional Swine Manager Education Program is a comprehensive work-study program focusing on modern pork production. It helps prepare you to manage a sow farm, grow-finish units or departments within each type of production systems. Courses emphasize the science and knowledge that will position you for promotions and allow you to make better decisions as a production manager.

The program was created by the Pork Checkoff in conjunction with the National Pork Board. The courses for the Professional Swine Manager program are delivered in partnership with South Central College in North Mankato, MN. Pete Neigebauer, instructor at South Central College, teaches the classes along with Dr. Matthis from Sampson Community College in North Carolina. The classroom sessions are delivered online by instructors who are experienced in pork production. Since the classes are offered online, the curriculum is available nationwide to help employees master core competencies.

More information can be found on the US Pork Center of Excellence’s website. 

These classes are taught completely online through South Central College. Questions about the program can be directed to Pete Neigebauer at 507-389-4290 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.