The University of Missouri Pork Institute is an intensive three-day educational program. Its goal is to instruct young people in profitable pork production, introduce them to the latest technological developments and train them to be leaders in the U.S. pork industry.  Participants will compete for two $500 college scholarships.

Students selected to attend the 2013 University of Missouri Pork Institute include:

Chania Hoffman – Mexico (Scholarship Winner)

Abigail Meffert – Auxvasse (Scholarship Winner)

Chandra Arbogast – Higginsville

Loren Belshe – Henley

Logan Billingsley – Steelville

Alex Buschjost – Jefferson City

Emma Campbell – Cuba

Tayluer Dunks – Jamesport

John Ezell – Fairdealing

Jonathon Gregory – Reeds Spring

Carlee Johnson – Laredo

Lawton Johnson – Slater

Joel Martin – Bucklin

Lindsey Robinson – Wellsville

Mason Sandidge – Marshall

Walter Schaefer – Callao

Lane Tracy – Doniphan

This year’s activities will include: tours of Triumph Foods Processing Plant, vet college diagnostics lab and the Missouri Pork Association headquarters.

To read more about the 2013 Youth Pork Institute, visit https://mopork.com/PressRelease.asp?PR=374.


For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Marcia Shannon University of Missouri-Columbia S-133 Animal Science Center Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-7859 carlsonm@missouri.edu

Missouri Pork Association 6235 W. Cunningham Dr. Columbia, MO 65202 (573) 445-8375 intern1@mopork.com