WPA Youth

Youth Pig Project

Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.

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.



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).