Pork Industry Scholarships

22 college students from across the country are the recipients of the 2013 Pork Industry Scholarships, awarded by the Pork Checkoff.

“Helping to develop the next generation of pork professionals is one of the top issues the Pork Checkoff has identified as critical for the industry’s future,” said Conley Nelson, president of the National Pork Board and producer from Algona, Iowa.

The 22 student recipients hail from 13 states and 14 universities and represent seven swine-related career paths. The 2013 Pork Industry Scholarship recipients are:

Corey Carpenter,  Red Bluff, Calif.,  California State University – Chico,  Swine Nutrition

Austin Putz,  Lacona, Iowa Iowa State University, Swine Genetics

Courtney Adams, Palatka, Fla., University of Florida,  Animal Science

David Ammann,  Highland, Ill., University of Illinois, Swine Nutrition

Denise Beam, Elverson, Pa., Pennsylvania State University, Ag Business

Vance Brown, Port Matilda, Pa., Pennsylvania State University, Swine Genetics

Bailey Farrer, Royal Center, Ind., Purdue University, Swine Nutrition

Cassandra Ferring, Pinehurst, N.C., North Carolina State University, Swine Genetics

Erin Geary, Columbia, Mo., University of Missouri, Production

Corrine Harris, Edmonds, Wash., Washington State University, Veterinary Medicine

Tori Harris, Mustang, Okla., Oklahoma State University, Veterinary Medicine

Cassie Holloway, Darlington, Md., Texas A&M University, Swine Nutrition

Andrew Langel, Kingsley, Iowa, South Dakota State University, Production

Emily Limes, Bowling Green, Ohio, Ohio State University, Ag Environment

Amanda Outhouse, Defiance, Iowa, Iowa State University, Reproduction

Rachel Palinski, Suwanee, Ga., University of Georgia, Swine Nutrition

Matt Patterson, Shelbina, Mo., University of Missouri, Veterinary Medicine

Taylor Petersen, Gladbrook, Iowa, Iowa State University, Veterinary Medicine

Brent Saxton, Rockwell City, Iowa, Iowa State University, Veterinary Medicine

Sterling Schnepf, Granville, Iowa, Iowa State University, Swine Nutrition

Katie Stueck, Vinton, Iowa, Iowa State University, Veterinary Medicine

Alyssa Thomas, Warrenton, Mo., University of Missouri, Veterinary Medicine

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