Emma Robinson, Republic, Selected for Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador Scholarship Program

Osage Beach, Mo.,— The Missouri Pork Association (MPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Emma Robinson from Republic as a Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador. Her selection was announced at the Missouri Pork Expo on February 20, 2024.


Emma is the daughter of Andrew Robinson and Heather Rook. Emma is a senior at Republic High School where she will graduate in May of 2024. After graduation, she plans to attend Crowder College and hopes to be an agricultural educator someday.


Emma currently works for Robinson Farms. Emma also owns and operates her own business, Sac River Meat Market, where she butchers hogs and then markets and advertises the pork. Emma is currently the president for the Republic FFA as well as Area XII FFA. She was selected for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy in 2022.


During the next year, Emma will attend events such as the Annual Golf Tournament and Missouri State Fair. At the end of the program, Emma will receive a $1,000 scholarship payable to a technical school, community college or four-year university.


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 public policy. 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.

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