Columbia, Mo.,—Carly Collins, a senior at South Shelby High School, has been selected as one of the 2020 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassadors. Her selection was announced during the 2020 Missouri Pork Expo on February 11th in Columbia.
Carly is the daughter of Jay and Michele Collins of Lentner. She currently works on the family farm raising cattle, hogs and row crops.
She is actively involved in school activities: FFA Sentinel, Student Council Vice President, FBLA President and Environmental Club Secretary. She plays basketball and softball as well.
After graduation, Carly plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she will major in ag education-leadership with an emphasis in ag economics.
Throughout the next year, Carly will participate in various events in the pork industry. At the end of the program, she will receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to a technical school, community college or four-year university.
Qualified applicants must be involved in the pork industry or the son/daughter of a parent or guardian involved in the pork industry, and between their senior year of high school and sophomore year of college as of January 1, 2020.
The Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador program combines a scholarship opportunity with the chance to actively participate in Missouri’s pork industry. It provides an opportunity for youth to develop strong relationships with both pork producers and allied industry members, while improving communication and leadership skills.
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.
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