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UW-Platteville Student Earns National Pork Checkoff Scholarship
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/13/2018

The national pork checkoff is awarding 21 scholarships to college students from across the country as part of their strategy to develop the pork industry's future leaders. One of the recipients is Sara Strathman of Brodhead, who is attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, majoring in Animal Science.

National Pork Board President Terry O'Neel says the development of leadership is one of the issues the checkoff identified as critical for the industry to address.

"The 2018 scholarship winners are an important part of the pork industry's future," said O'Neel, who is a pork producer from Nebraska. "These young people are critical to helping us develop the next generation of pig farmers and industry leaders who will be ready to produce safe, wholesome food in a socially responsible way."

The group judged the pool of 70 applicants based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and the applicants’ plans for a career in pork production.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public.

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