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Pork Checkoff unveils 2019 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients

This year’s top scholarship recipients are Jenna Chance and Jadelyn Stewart, who will receive a $5,000- and $3,500-scholarship, respectively.

Twenty students hailing from 10 states and 11 universities have been named 2019 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients. To further develop the pork industry's future human capital, the Pork Checkoff award is based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and the applicants’ plans for a career in pork production. This year the National Pork Board received 48 applicants.

“The Pork Checkoff is proud to support these young people who are showing a real interest in the pork industry as a career choice,” says Steve Rommereim, president of the National Pork Board and a producer from Alcester, S.D. “As our industry continues to evolve, we know we will need more qualified young people to take on the various roles in the pork chain. We must support this effort to help ensure the next generation of talent for our dynamic industry.”

The 2019 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients are listed below with their hometown, college and major.

  • McKenna Brinning, Keota, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Lucas Buehler, Botkins, Ohio; Ohio State University, Animal Science
  • Jenna Chance, Lebanon, Ind.; Kansas State University, Animal Science & Industry
  • Katelyn Gaffield, Sheldon, Ill.; University of Illinois, Animal Science
  • Samuel Gerrard, Riner, Va.; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Katyann Graham, Ames, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Kathryn Groenenboom, Oskaloosa, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Wade Hutchens, Ewing, Ill.; Illinois State University, Animal Science & Animal Industry Management
  • Amberly Jergens, Auburn, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Owen Michael, Sidney, Ohio; Kansas State University, Animal Science
  • Kayla Miller, Webster City, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Elizabeth Ries, Lomira, Wis.; University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Animal Science
  • Mikayla Shanks, McClure, Ohio; Ohio State University, Animal Science
  • Bryan Stallings, Sunbury, N.C.; North Carolina State University, Animal Science
  • Ethan Stas, Latrobe, Penn.; Penn State University, Animal Science /Science Option
  • Jadelyn Stewart, Vermontville, Mich; Northwest Missouri State University, Animal Science
  • Ariel Taylor, Medina, Ohio; Ohio State University, Animal Science
  • Jordan Travis, Altoona, Iowa; Iowa State University, Animal Science
  • Madeline Zutz, St. Paul, Minn.; University of Minnesota, Animal Science

This year’s top scholarship recipients are Jenna Chance and Jadelyn Stewart, who will receive a $5,000- and $3,500-scholarship, respectively. Chance, a senior at Kansas State University, is majoring in animal science. She plans to pursue a master of science degree in swine nutrition at Kansas State University. Ultimately, she would like to complete her doctorate in swine nutrition and become a nutritionist with a production company.

Stewart, a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, is majoring in animal science. She plans to pursue a master of science degree at the University of Illinois. She would like to tailor her degree program to include both animal and environmental science and ultimately work in the swine industry. The other award recipients will receive $2,000 each.

“Recruiting the next generation of thought leaders and decision makers for the swine industry is critical to making continual improvement in how we raisepigs” says Chris Hostetler, director of Animal Science for the National Pork Board. “The Pork Industry Scholarship program supports students that have made a commitment to the swine industry to pursue advanced degrees in areas of study directly related to pork production.”

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