February 11, 2011
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Diane Slater, (573) 445-8375
Missouri Pork Association Announces Youth Pork Ambassadors
Bradley Morgan Selected for Scholarship Program
Columbia, Mo.,— Bradley Morgan, a senior at Lamar High School, has been selected as one of the 2011 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassadors. His selection was announced during the 2011 Missouri Pork Expo on February 9 in Columbia.
Bradley Morgan is the son of Rick and Melinda Morgan from Lamar, and is a senior at Lamar High School. He works on the family farm, doing any work necessary. Bradley is actively involved in putting up hay, grinding feed, and planting crops. He owns 22 sows and their pigs, and 6 heifers, and is solely responsible for their care.
His activities off the farm keep him busy as well. He is the current president of the local FFA chapter, and has received many awards, including State FFA Swine Proficiency Award and the State FFA Degree. He received 4th place in the State FFA Creed Speaking Contest. He is also president of the Learn-A-Do 4-H, a regional 4-H officer, and is a Youth Council member of the University of Missouri Extension.
After graduation, Bradley plans to advance his education while working full time on the family farm in row crop and livestock production.
Throughout the next year, Bradley will participate in various events in the pork industry. At the end of the program, he will receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to a technical school, community college or four-year university.
Qualified applicants must be involved in the pork industry or the son/daughter of a parent or guardian involved in the pork industry, and between their senior year of high school and sophomore year of college as of January 1, 2011.
The Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador program combines a scholarship opportunity with the chance to actively participate in Missouri’s pork industry. It provides an opportunity for youth to develop strong relationships with both pork producers and allied industry members, while improving communication and leadership skills.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.