WPA Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships

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December 14, 2018                                                    Contact: Mandy Masters

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WPA Offers Youth Pig Project Scholarships

The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry.

4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $50.00 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2019 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions, as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19 (as of January 1, 2019). Thanks to support from pig breeders throughout the state, at least twenty $50.00 scholarships will be awarded this spring.

Interested youth may download the scholarship application form from the WPA website at www.wppa.org/youth-pig-project or call the WPA office at 800-822-7675 to have a copy mailed. Completed application forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than February 1, 2019.

The 2019 Youth Pig Project Scholarships are being made possible in part by the following sponsors: ACJ Farm; Goplin Show Pigs; George Holst; Jake’s Pig Palace; Keel Show Pigs; Krebs Farms; Magolski Farms; Walsh Family Farm; and Wehrle Farms. WPA is still accepting program sponsorships through February 1, 2019. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email mmasters@wppa.org.

The Wisconsin Pork Association’s mission is to insure the future success of the Wisconsin pork industry. WPA represents the interests of the pork industry members with a strong emphasis on social issues, public and government policies, environment, animal welfare and safety.