Today's pig farmers and pork producers use a lot of science to determine how to best raise their animals. We want to promote more good science to help propel the industry forward and continue to have pork and pork by-products be an important part of the food supply and agricultural industry. After all, Iowa is #1 in pork production.
Iowa students who complete and conduct a science experiment that is related to pigs, pork, pig production, swine care, or in a related subject area will be eligible to receive a $200 scholarship. This scholarship can assist them in the development of their project, be used to purchase supplies for the experiments or presentation of the project. The funds can also be used to help fund their travel to:
Ten students will be selected to receive the scholarship. The deadline to apply for the scholarship will be Jan. 29, 2021. Students selected to receive the scholarship and their teacher or sponsor will be contacted by February 1, 2021.
Eligible student projects can cover a wide range of topics. Click here to access and download a of list of project ideas that would be eligible, though topics on this list may also be eligible.