June 10-12, 2024

Columbia, Missouri


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 $1,000 college scholarships to the University of Missouri.


Program Time

1:00 pm Monday, June 10 to 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2024



$100 per student
This fee covers registration, materials, meals, dormitory lodging and field trips. Participants are responsible for their transportation costs between home and Columbia.



The Pork Institute is open to young men and women who are interested in a career in the pork industry. Participants must have been high school students in the spring of 2024.


Selection Process
The Pork Institute is limited to 15 individuals. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. A selection committee composed of university faculty and leaders in the pork industry will screen the applicants.


Application Deadline

All applications for the 2024 University of Missouri Pork Institute must be postmarked no later than May 9, 2024. Results of the selection process will be announced May 10, 2024.



Students will spend both nights at in the air-conditioned Christian Campus House on the University of Missouri campus. Sheets and towels are furnished with the room.



The Missouri Pork Association and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources provide financial support for the Pork Institute.


Click Here to print out the Institute Agenda and Application.

This file is in Acrobat Reader format. It can be filled in electronically, saved and e-mailed to diane@mopork.com. You must have Adobe Acrobat to open. Please contact Diane Slater of MPA at diane@mopork.com with problems or questions.


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