Each spring, Wisconsin Pork Association offers youth pig project scholarships to assist youth with their 4-H or FFA pig projects. The program encourages youth to become involved in the Wisconsin pork industry, provides opportunities to develop life skills, and exposes youth to the many career paths available within the industry.

Wisconsin 4-H and FFA youth ages 9 to 19 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applications for next year’s pig project scholarships will be available in December.

Congratulations to the 2017 Youth Pig Project Scholarship Recipients:

  • Thomas Sorg, Darien
  • Luke Fischer, Alma Center
  • Samuel Hines, Beldenville
  • Nathan Seitz, Krakow
  • Haylee Rusch, Seymour
  • Luke Zutz, Valders
  • Josh McCullough, Monroe
  • Zachary Magnus, Neillsville
  • Tyler Giddings, Hatley
  • Noah Hines, Beldenville
  • Emma Vorpagel, Hartland
  • Rachel Serocki, Greenwood
  • Brooke Magnus, Neillsville
  • Sabrina Leisgang, Seymour
  • Carter Newton, Markesan
  • Brooke Kaczmarowski, Pulaski
  • Austin Michels, Chippewa Falls
  • Cayley Vande Berg, Rosendale
  • Madeline Zutz, Valders
  • Zachery Hines, Beldenville

2017 Youth Pig Project Sponsors

The 2017 Youth Pig Project scholarships are made possible in part by the following sponsors:

  • Krebs Farms, Rio
  • Magolski Farms, New London
  • Tom Knauer Family, Avalon
  • Doherty Family Farm, Johnson Creek
  • Graff Show Pigs, Juneau
  • Waite Farms & Show Pigs, Janesville
  • Wehrle Farms, New London
  • Jake’s Pig Palace, Eland
  • Clothier Genetics, Clinton

If you are looking for a producer to purchase your show animals from, please consider reaching out to any of the sponsors listed above. Contact information for each sponsor is available by downloading the application form.

Show Your Support for 4-H and FFA Youth with Swine Projects–Become A Sponsor Today!

Wisconsin Pork Association is asking for producer and industry support to help continue offering these scholarships to deserving Wisconsin youth. Producers or businesses may contribute $25, $50, or $75 to become a white, red, or blue ribbon sponsor.

If you would like to become a sponsor of this program, contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or mmasters@wppa.org.YouthPig2014

Looking for your project animal? Check out our Buy Wisconsin First Directory for a listing of top quality show pig and seedstock producers right here in Wisconsin!