2014 Pork Industry Scholarship Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Pork Industry Scholarship winners! A total of 18 recipients were selected, hailing from 12 states and 10 universities. Several of these winners hail from the tri-state listening area (highlighted in green), with the majority of the recipients from Midwest states. 

2014 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

Recipient

Home Town

Institution

Career Path

Dustin Compart

Nicollet, Minn.

South Dakota State University

Animal Science

Jake Erceg

Talent, Ore.

Kansas State University

Swine Nutrition

Matt Kerns

Clearfield, Iowa

Iowa State University

Business

Alyssa Clements

Livingston, Tenn.

University of Tennessee

Animal Nutrition

Molly Frank

Dexter, Minn.

Iowa State University

Production

Jared Mumm

Kimberly, Idaho

Kansas State University

Behavior/Reproduction

Haley Gilleland

Fitzgerald, Ga.

University of Georgia

Animal Science

Kiah Gourley

Philomath, Ore.

Kansas State University

Swine Nutrition

Evan Koep

Lakefield, Minn.

South Dakota State University

Immunology

Jordan Bjustrom

Clarksville, Iowa

Iowa State University

Swine Health

Ashalynn Bilton-Smith

Centralia, Wash.

Washington State University

Veterinary Medicine

Caitlin Hupp

Cedar Rapids, Neb.

South Dakota State University

Production

Lauren Honegger

Forrest. Ill.

University of Illinois

Swine Nutrition

Austin Bailey

Curryville, Mo.

University of Missouri

Agriculture Education

Shelby Englert

Logansport, Ind.

Purdue University

Sales and Marketing

Cathy Bernhard

Batavia, Ill.

University of Illinois

Applied Swine Research

Emily Scholtz

Comfrey, Minn.

South Dakota State University

Production

Wes Darcy

Forked River, N.J.

Rutgers University

Veterinary Medicine

This year's top candidates were Dustin Compart, Jake Erceg and Matt Kerns, who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Compart, a junior at South Dakota State University from Nicollet, Minn., plans to eventually join his family's farm, selling seedstock and branded product direct to restaurants. Erceg, a junior at Kansas State University who is from Talent, Ore., hopes to pursue a Master of Science degree in swine nutrition after completing his undergraduate degree. Kerns, a junior at Iowa State University from Clearfield, Iowa, plans to obtain his Masters of Business Administration and focus on the business side of pork production. The other 15 applicants will each be awarded $2,000.

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