Columbia, Mo.,—William Crain, a senior at Monroe City R-I High School, has been selected as one of the 2020 Missouri Pork Association Youth Pork Ambassadors. His selection was announced during the 2020 Missouri Pork Expo on February 11th in Columbia.
William is the son of Joe and Mary Ellen Crain from Monroe City. He stays busy working as needed at Two Mile Pork, Long Branch Pork, Crain Family Farms and Orscheln Farm and Home.
William is actively involved in school activities, including the Monroe City Black and Gold Band and FFA. He as held numerous offices in the Mark Twain 4-H, and received the Jacquie Stuart SS Award and Outstanding 14+ Boy Award.
After graduation, William plans to attend Moberly Area Community College, majoring in horticulture. After college, he hopes to open a landscaping business while staying involved in the family farm.
Throughout the next year, William will participate in various events in the pork industry. At the end of the program, he 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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