Pork Youth

Check the Pork Youth section often for the many opportunities available.  From scholarship opportunities to the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute trip, there is something for everyone.

IPPA Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships will be awarded to a total of nine students through the IPPA Scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded as follows: Three Gold Scholarships at $2,000 each; Three Silver Scholarships at...

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Adam Fesser Scholarship

The Mid-Illinois Pork Producers Association is sponsoring the Adam Fesser Scholarship.  This scholarship will be for $1,000.  Applicants must be attending a university, college, or community college for the...

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Ryan & Friends Scholarship

The Illinois Purebred Swine Council is sponsoring the Ryan & Friends Scholarship. This scholarship will award a total of four - $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be attending a university, college, or...

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Wadsworth STEM Elementary Goes to Fair Oaks!

Chicago 4th graders learn about pigs!

On September 30, 2016, 60 fourth grade students from Wadsworth STEM Elementary school in Chicago headed to Indiana to tour the Great Pig Adventure and Crop Adventure!  The students were awarded a grant courtesy of the Illinois Pork Producers...

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IPPA Ambassador/Intern

The Illinois Pork Producers Association Ambassador/Intern serves as a representative of the association and the pork industry for a full year and will work with the staff during the summer of his/her term. Main duties of the intern include...

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County Ambassadors

County Ambassadors are reminded to submit their activity cards for the 2016 year by December 31. Those who turn in activity cards will be recognized at the Illinois Pork Expo awards luncheon on...

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IL Pork Leadership Institute

The Illinois Pork Leadership Institute (IPLI) provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the pork industry and all of agriculture.  IPLI, sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers...

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Intern & Job Opportunities for Students


Welcome to PorkSquare – your town square for information about internships, scholarships, college and career information in the...

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Downloadable the Career in Pork Brochure

Explore the many exciting career opportunities!  Download the Career in Pork...

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Fair Oaks Farms Grant Program

Great trip for students!

The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms Grant Application


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