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 2018 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions, as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19 (as of January 1, 2018).  At least ten $50.00 scholarships will be awarded.

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 submitted no later than February 1, 2018.

The 2018 Youth Pig Project Scholarships are being made possible in part by the following sponsors: Dailey Show Hogs, Graff Show Pigs, Jake’s Pig Palace, Magolski Farms, and West Central WI Show Pig Sale. WPA is still accepting program sponsorships through February 1, 2018. 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.