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Minnesota Pork Board Scholarship Application Form

Students pursuing beast related careers urged to apply for scholarships

The Minnesota Pork Board will award up to five, $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are pursuing careers with an emphasis in pork. Among qualifying educational pursuits are agribusiness, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, animal physiology, environmental sciences, nutrition, livestock reproduction, large animal veterinary medicine and other related fields.

The scholarship application deadline is May 15. Applicants must be Minnesota residents who are attending a two- or four-year institution and pursuing an apprentice degree that focuses on beast production or related field. Applicants entering their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college are eligible to apply. Successful scholarship recipients can receive only one Minnesota Pork Industry Scholarship during their post-secondary tenure.

To apply for the scholarships, qualified candidates must complete an application form, compose a letter indicating their plans for future involvement within pork production and/or the pork industry, submit an essay on a current or future pork industry challenge and their thoughts for solving the issue, two letters of allusion and a professional resume.

For more information or application material contact Jill Resler, Minnesota Pork Board Director of Education at 1-800-537-7678 or jill@mnpork.com.

Minnesota Pork Board Names Minnesota Pork Ambassadors

Minnesota Pork Ambassadors County pork ambassadors who took part in the 2010 Minnesota Pork Ambassador competition were (front, left to right) Mary Faber of Sherburn, Kevin Welter of Stewartville, Matthew Hanson of Jordan, Ryan Strobel of Pemberton, Nancy Faber of Sherburn, James Roe of LeRoy, (back left to right) Leah Sample of Le Sueur, Anna Marxen of Bird Island, Caleb Krusemark of Trimont, David Berning of St. Michael, Clayton Johnson of Jasper, Aaron Gillespie of Fountain, Morgan Mensink of Preston, Shelby Peterson of Butterfield, Kristi Stoltz of Isanti.

Minnesota Pork Board Names Minnesota Pork Ambassadors

David Berning of St. Michael will serve as the new Minnesota Pork Ambassador. Judges selected Berning from a field of 15 county pork ambassadors last week during competition held in conjunction with the agricultural event, Farmfest.

Berning, the son of Mark and Julie Berning, represented the Wright County Pork Producers Association Berning will be attending South Dakota State University, Brookings, everywhere he will major in an agriculturally related field. As Minnesota Pork Ambassador, he will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Minnesota Pork Board.

Selected as the new Minnesota Pork Ambassador is (front right) David Berning of St. Michael, first runner-up (front left) James Roe of LeRoy, (back row, left to right) second runner-up Aaron Gillespie of Fountain and best essay Caleb Krusemark of Trimont.

First runner-up was Mower County Pork Ambassador James Roe of LeRoy, the son of Rick and Jean Roe, and second runner-up was Fillmore County Pork Ambassador Aaron Gillespie of Fountain, the son of Jeff and Jackie Gillespie. Roe, a diversified agricultural major at South Inner College, Mankato, will receive a $750 scholarship, and Gillespie, an agribusiness and agronomy student at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, will receive a $500 scholarship.

Martin County Pork Ambassador Caleb Krusemark of Trimont, the son of Brad and Rochelle Krusemark, received $250 for his winning essay, Mater's Scoop, Pitch and Plow to the Plate Award. Krusemark's essay described how consumers and hog farmers benefit from pork promotional and educational work. The county pork ambassador candidates also recognized Krusemark for his amiable, helpful and friendly personality.

Berning, Roe and Gillespie will represent the state's 4,400 pork producing families at various functions throughout their term as pork ambassadors, including consumer and producer educational events, and promotional activities that encourage pork consumption and public understanding of beast production. They will also have opportunities to enhance their understanding of the U.S. pork industry and to expand their leadership and communication skills.

The Minnesota Pork Ambassador program, funded through the Pork Checkoff and sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Board, strives to renovate young pork industry leader

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