Pork Industry News
April 12, 2004
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Don Nikodim, Executive Vice President,
Missouri Pork Association Hosts Youth Pork Institute
Scholarships up for grabs at three-day “Pig Camp.”
Columbia – Missouri’s high school students are invited to spend three days in Columbia at a University of Missouri and Missouri Pork Association-sponsored “Pig Camp” June 14-16. At the end of the three days, two lucky students will receive a $500 scholarship.
A maximum of 15 students will be selected to attend the Youth Pork Institute, where the students are introduced to all aspects of modern pork production. Attendees must be current high school students and a pork background is not a necessary requirement. Tuition for the Institute is $75 per student, which includes lodging, meals, materials and field trips.
Students will evaluate live hogs and learn about feed management. On Tuesday, June 15, the students tour the Excel processing plant, the Kent feed mill and visit the MFA swine complex, all in Marshall. Carcass evaluation, pork quality and manure management take stage the final day of camp, as well as an artificial insemination demonstration. The students also tour the University Veterinary Medicine Diagnostics Laboratory.
At the completion of the Institute, attendees take a test over the proceedings. The top two scores earn scholarships worth $500 sponsored by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to be used when the student enrolls in the College.
Applications for the 2004 Youth Pork Institute are due May 10. The applications are available through all high school agriculture instructors, at University extension offices or by contacting the Missouri Pork Association at (573) 445-8375.
For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com or click here to send us an email. You can contact the Missouri Pork Association office by phone at (573) 445-8375