Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association has awarded the fifth annual Missy North Memorial Scholarship to Katelyn Robinson, a sophomore at the University of Missouri. Her selection was announced at the 2020 Missouri Pork Expo on February 11 in Columbia, Missouri.
The scholarship, awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in the pork industry, was made possible by Bob North and his family in honor of his late wife, Missy. She had a passion for raising pigs and was very active in the industry.
Katelyn is the daughter of Eddie and Tammy Robinson of Wellsville, Missouri. She has grown up on the family farm, raising and showing pigs at the local, state and national level. While in college, she continues to expand her Duroc herd into a premier breeding program.
In 2019, she was appointed to the National Junior Swine Association’s Board of Directors and has traveled across the country working with the next generation of youth swine exhibitors. Katelyn has been a member of the Missouri Youth Show Pig Circuit for the past eight years and was an MPA Youth Pork Ambassador in 2018.
Katelyn is currently majoring in animal sciences at the University of Missouri, with plans to continue her education in graduate school and receive her doctorial with an emphasis in swine nutrition. While attending MU, she is actively involved in Block and Bridle and Sigma Alpha.
To be eligible, students must be an undergraduate in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture majoring in animal sciences or a related field and planning to pursue a career in swine production management or related field. Applicants were to complete an online application and provide two letters of recommendation and academic transcripts.
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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