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WPA offers youth Pig Project scholarships

MADISON — The Wisconsin Pork Association is once again offering Youth Pig Project scholarships. These scholarships are designed to assist 4-H and FFA members in establishing swine projects that can lead to development of life skills and career opportunities in the Wisconsin pork industry. 

4-H and FFA youth are eligible to apply for a $100 scholarship used to offset costs associated with their 2023 pig project. Scholarships will be awarded in three age divisions:  Ages 9-12, 13-15, and 16-19 (as of January 1, 2023).  Through support from swine breeders and allied industry members throughout the state, our goal is to raise enough funds to support a minimum of 50 youth scholarships.

Interested youth may download the scholarship application form from the WPA website at or call the WPA office at 608-723-7551 to have a copy mailed. Completed application forms must be emailed or postmarked no later than February 1st, 2023.  

WPA will match funds provided by pork producers and Wisconsin residents for the program. 2023 Pig Project Sponsors are posted on the website where you find the application form. WPA is still accepting program sponsorships through February 1st, 2023. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor should contact the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email  

The mission of the Wisconsin Pork Association is to promote and protect the state’s pork industry in order to ensure its success now and in the future.