April 5, 2012
For More Information, contact
Diane Slater, (573) 289-1678
Explore the Swine Industry Through the 2012 University of Missouri Pork Institute
High school students from around the state learn about pork production and compete for two $500 college scholarships.
Columbia, Mo.,—Are you interested in the future of pork production, new technologies, or want to be a leader in the pork industry and are still in high school? If so, apply for the 2012 University of Missouri Pork Institute.
Space is limited to 15 students, and all high school students are encouraged to apply. A selection committee of university faculty and leaders in the pork industry will screen the applicants. The applications must be postmarked by May 1. Results of the selection process will be announced May 8, 2012.
Some of the planned activities include: a tour of the Triumph Foods Processing Plant in St. Joseph and a live animal ultrasound. Attendees will also tour a modern swine facility. At the end of the Institute, participants will take a written exam. The top two highest-scoring individuals will each earn a $500 scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
If you have any questions or would like to apply, contact Dr. Marcia Shannon with the University of Missouri-Columbia at (573) 882-7859 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Missouri Pork Association at (573) 445-8375 or at email@example.com. You may also visit www.mopork.com under the Youth section to view the complete agenda or print off an application.
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.