Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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.
All producers who pledge their sponsorship will:
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.