Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association has awarded the inaugural Missy North Memorial Scholarship to Lindsey Robinson, a sophomore at the University of Missouri from Wellsville. Her selection was announced at the 2016 Missouri Pork Expo on February 9 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.
Lindsey is the daughter of Eddie and Tammy Robinson of Wellsville, Missouri. She grew up on the family farm raising hogs and continues to work on the farm while attending college. She actively shows hogs statewide and nationally.
She is a member of the Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, CAFNR Student Development Board, Mizzou Block and Bridle Club where she serves as Swine Chair and has served as a CAFNR Corner Post staff writer. She is a youth mentor with the National Junior Swine Association, and is actively involved in the Coon Creek Cronies 4-H Club. Additional honors include a 2014 Missouri Youth Pork Ambassador Scholar, Dickinson Scholar and Agriculture Futures of America Scholar. She was an intern with the Missouri Soybean Association in 2015.
This is the first year for the scholarship. 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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