Pig Association announces
pig project winners
Winners of the 2012 Wisconsin Pork Association (WPA) youth pig project were announced recently.
Ten $50 scholarships were presented to: Kenzie Glodowski, Rosholt; Caden Nicolaus, Plymouth; Hayden Jelinek, Richland Center; Elise Bleck, Glenbeulah; Alex Phipps, Glenbeulah; Morgan Phipps, Glenbeulah; Mariah Filla, Osseo; Ashley Beck, Plymouth; Casey Lobdell, Darlington; and Alysa Roesch, Potosi.
The scholarships are awarded to youth in three age categories, and are to be used to offset the costs associated with their pig project for the upcoming show season. The Wisconsin Pork Association Youth Committee created the program to assist youth in developing pork production projects for 4-H or FFA.
The goal of the program is to encourage youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry, offering opportunities to develop life skills and showcase career opportunities available within the industry.
To apply, Wisconsin youth submitted a Pig Project Scholarship request to WPA, which addressed the following areas: project goals, simple budget for the project, Meat Animal Quality Assurance certification date, future goals as they relate to the pork industry, and a paragraph stating why the Wisconsin Pork Association should select them for the Youth Pig Project.