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WPA Announces Youth Pig Project Scholarships
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/23/2014

The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is offering a scholarship program to assist youth in developing pork production projects for 4-H and FFA members. The goal of the program is to encourage youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry, offering opportunities to develop life skills and showcase career opportunities available within the industry.

4-H and FFA youth ages 9-19, as of January 1, are eligible to receive a $50 scholarship. The scholarships will be used to offset the costs associated with their pig project for the 2014-show season. Up to 10 individuals will be selected.

Interested youth must complete and mail the Youth Pig Project application form no later than February 15. Applications will be judged in the following age categories: 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19.

In addition, Wisconsin Pork Association is teaming up with show pig producers from across the state of Wisconsin to make this program even more beneficial. Now, along with the $50.00 scholarship awarded by WPA, scholarship recipients may also be eligible to receive a buying credit from a cooperating Wisconsin show pig producer. Show pig producers who are interested in helping to sponsor this program can contact WPA for additional details.

To receive a copy of the application, contact the WPA office at 800-822-7675.

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