Minnesota Pork Ambassadors

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2016 Minnesota Pork Ambassadors: Maddie Schafer, 1st Runner-Up Adam Stevermer and 2nd Runner-Up Andrea White

2016 Ambassador Deadline Extended to May 15, 2016

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.

Ambassador Competition

County ambassadors may earn a $500 scholarship from the Minnesota Pork Board for completing a prescribed list of tasks, which are identified in the 2016 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.