National Hog Farmer

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Offers $1,000 Scholarship to Animal Science with a bias in Swine Nutrition and Management Students

March. 26, 2010 (Shoreview, Minn.) – Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC announced today that five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture, and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.

The First Step™ Swine Creep Feed scholarship program is available to high school graduates taking their first step into higher education and pursuing a two- or four-year degree in animal science with bias in swine nutrition and management or, closely related fields.

To qualify for the program, a student must:

• Be a high school senior, graduating in spring of 2010;

• Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance;

• Complete an application; and

• Write essays describing why he or she is interested in an animal science with bias in swine nutrition and management career.

Applications are available on the Internet at and All applications must be postmarked by June 14, 2010. Winners will be notified by mail on or before July 31, 2010.

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC introduces a unique swine creep feed, FIRST STEP™ feed, in April 2010. FIRST STEP™ is THE first step to nutritionally creating full market value pigs! Its specific form prevents wastage and, through the use of proprietary palatants and specialty ingredients, it has been shown to optimize feed intake and subsequently support the developing immune and digestive systems. This means that young pigs start eating sooner, thus gaining more in the nursery and through the finisher as shown by research conducted at LongView Animal Nutrition Center, Gray Summit, MO. To learn more and to download a scholarship application form, go to or

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC, a Land O’Lakes Incorporated company, is a national organization serving producers through 4,700 local cooperatives and independent dealerships throughout the United States. The company, in combination with its wholly owned subsidiary Purina Mills, LLC, is North America’s leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services.


Suzanne Petersen, PhD

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC

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