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 2022 University of Missouri Pork Institute included:


Ava Bax from Henley (Scholarship Winner)

Nicole Carney from Weableau (Scholarship Winner)

Gretchen Banes from Sheldon

Shaelyn Boessen of Eugene

Aleyah Chapman of Eugene

Austin Colvin of Henley

Kaydence Coram of Browning

Emma Frey of Jefferson City

Emma Goetz of Henley

Ava Jobe of Jefferson City

Jada Kemna of Jefferson City

Kaleb Peak of Wellsville

Riley Rowe of New Cambria

Ashley Sjostrand of Hartsburg

Jazmen Vinyard of Elkland



This year’s activities included: tours of Central Missouri Meat & Sausage and the University of Missouri Feed Mill.


2022 Youth Pork Institute Scholarship Winners Nicole Carney and Ava Bax.


The 2022 Youth Pork Institute attendees at the Missouri Pork Association office.

Left to Right, back row – Emma Frey, Ava Bax, Ally Troesser, Gretchen Banes, Riley Rowe, Carlee Long, Kaleb Peak, Ava Laut, Tanner Ellison, Annie Robinson, Emma Goetz


Left to Right, front row – Jazmen Vinyard, Ashley Sjostrand, Jada Kemna, Shaelyn Boessen, Aleyah Chapman, Kaydence Coram, Ava Jobe, Austin Colvin, Nicole Carney



For More Information, Contact:

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

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