Minnesota Pork Ambassadors
Sitting L to R: Erin Wick (First Runner Up), Jacob Sorensen (MN Pork Ambassador)
Standing: Andrew Praus (Second Runner Up)
About the Pork Ambassador Program
The Minnesota Pork Board’s Ambassador Program promotes leadership and communication skill development, and helps further an individual's agricultural knowledge through hands-on activities and social experiences.
Youth representing a county pork organization may participate in state supported events, including the Minnesota Agriculture Ambassador Institute, the Minnesota State Fair Oink Booth and Minnesota Pork Congress.
County ambassadors may earn a $500 scholarship from the Minnesota Pork Board for completing a prescribed list of tasks, which are identified in the Ambassador Handbook
. Additionally, all county ambassadors are encouraged to compete for the state ambassador positions.
Successful state ambassadors receive additional scholarships: Minnesota Pork Ambassador, $1,500; First Runner-up, $750; and Second Runner-up, $500. Additional cash awards are presented for best essay and congeniality.
For more information on the Pork Ambassador Program, contact Minnesota Pork Board Director of Education Jill Resler.