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 2021 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions, as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19 (as of January 1, 2021).  Thanks to support from pig breeders and allied industry members throughout the state, at least fifty $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 608-723-7551 to have a copy mailed. Completed application forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than February 1, 2021.

The 2021 Youth Pig Project Scholarships are being made possible in part by the following sponsors: Kadi Walsh, Badger Swine Genetics, Fritsch Show Pigs, Krebs Farms, Magolski Farms, Paula Keats & Steve Horwath, Goplin Show Pigs, Rake Genetics (In Memory of Tom Rake), Walsh Family Farm, Yelinek Showpigs, Watson Family Farm, Paul Proctor, Bonnie Hamer, Jake’s Pig Palace, Cherney Family Show Stock, Graff’s Show Pigs, Morgan & Jeff Worek, and Wehrle Farms LLC. WPA is still accepting program sponsorships through February 1, 2021. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email wppa@wppa.org.

The mission of the Wisconsin Pork Association is to promote and protect the state’s pork industry in order to ensure its success now and in the future.