Columbia, Mo.—Sara Gammon, a senior at Drexel High School, has been selected as one of the 2017 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassadors. Her selection was announced during the 2017 Missouri Pork Expo on February 7 in Columbia.
Sara is the daughter of Brian and Tanya Gammon from Drexel. She is the owner of Sara’s Swine, where she raises and sells butcher hogs to community members, and handles all marketing, financial planning, advertising and consumer communication. She also works for Seba Bros. Farms in Cleveland and C&S Custom Homes.
At school, Sara has been very active in the Drexel FFA, and is currently the Missouri FFA Area VII Vice President. She received the Missouri FFA Swine Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award in 2016, and was named a World Food Prize/Global Youth Institute Borlaug Scholar. She is also involved in FBLA, National Honor Society, Student Council and South Fork Baptist Church.
After graduation, Sara plans to attend a 4-year university to double major in agribusiness and agricultural communications.
Throughout the next year, Sara 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, 2017.
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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