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Participants Named for Pork Mentorship Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/09/2016

The Wisconsin Pork Association has selected two individuals to participate in its new Pork Mentorship Program this year. Mikayla Wehrle of New London and Mercedes Schulz from Dalton were chosen to take part in the year-long initiative.

Mikayla is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she is majoring in animal science. She has been involved in the swine industry for many years through involvement in her family's farm, 4-H, and showing pigs.

Mercedes is a freshman at Iowa State University pursuing a degree in agriculture and life sciences education with an emphasis on communications. She is active in showing pigs at county, state and national levels and is involved in raising show hogs.

The Mentorship Program is designed to expand participants' knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences and job shadows, involvement in pork industry programs, and partaking in WPA activities. Upon successful completion of the program, the selected participants will receive a $500 scholarship to apply towards their education expenses.

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