WPA Awards Record Number of Youth Pig Project Scholarships

LANCASTER, WI- The Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) Youth Committee recently awarded 85 youth with $100 scholarships to help offset the costs of their upcoming 4-H and FFA swine projects. The Youth Pig Project grant program began in 2003 to encourage youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry through projects that offer opportunities to develop life skills and showcase career opportunities.

2024 Youth Pig Project Scholarship

The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee is 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 $100 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2024 pig project. Our goal is to raise enough funds to award a minimum of 50 scholarships. Age divisions, as of January 1st, 2024, are as follows: Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19.

NEW IN 2024:

Youth who are selected to receive a WPA Youth Pig Project Scholarship will be asked to participate in a 30 minute educational webinar to receive their $100 scholarship check. Those who do not participate will not receive their scholarship. The Wisconsin Pork Association is committed to youth development and feels that offering resources like these will help further educate youth about swine production and other opportunities within the industry. Webinar dates will be announced later.

Several Wisconsin show pig producers and supporters have generously helped to sponsor the Youth Pig Project Scholarships for 2024. If you are looking for a producer to purchase your show animals from, please consider reaching out to the sponsors and breeders listed on our website at wppa.org/youth/sales.


2024 Sponsors

Blue Ribbon Sponsors

Sale Date(s): April 6th, 2024
Sale Date(s): Private treaty
Sale Date(s): TBD
Sale Date(s): Private treaty
Sale Date(s): TBD
Sale Date(s): March 23rd, 2024

Red Ribbon Sponsors

Sale Date(s): Private treaty off farm beginning March 1st, 2024
Show Date: May 26th @ Rock Co. Fairgrounds

White Ribbon Sponsors

Youth Pig Project Sponsorship Application

All producers who pledge their sponsorship will:

  • Be recognized in the WPA press releases and newsletters regarding the scholarship program
  • Have farm contact information provided to all scholarship applicants
  • Be listed as a sponsor of the Youth Pig Project on the WPA website
  • If applicable, farm sale dates and contact information will be posted on the WPA website

Fill out the form below to be a sponsor for the Youth Pig Project. You may also download the form here (PDF).

2024 Application is Closed.