The Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador Program is designed to provide youth with an opportunity to become actively involved in the pork industry. The program will help youth develop strong relationships with both pork producers and allied industry members. It is an opportunity to learn about pork production and the industry and to improve communication and leadership skills.

The main goal of the Youth Pork Ambassador is to promote the Missouri Pork Association and the pork industry at various events. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience and develop relationships that will last a lifetime. The Ambassador will also receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to a technical school, community college or 4-year University at the end of the program.

For 2024, the Missouri Pork Association selected three youth for the program. Click on the name to read more about each ambassador.

Emma Robinson, Republic, Missouri

Bailey Schneider, Warrenton, Missouri


Lena Stricklin, Rolla, Missouri



Leah Thompson, Fredericktown, Missouri



Nicholas Van Schyndel, Mexico, Missouri