The University of Missouri Pork Institute is an intensive three-day educational program. Its goal is to instruct young people in profitable pork production, introduce them to the latest technological developments and train them to be leaders in the U.S. pork industry.  Participants will compete for two $500 college scholarships.


Students selected to attend the 2021 University of Missouri Pork Institute included:


Kelsey Miller – Jonesburg (Scholarship Winner)

Tanner Tipton – Milan (Scholarship Winner)

Lauren Bailey, Clinton

Dusti Lynn Blankenship, Jefferson City

Brynna Marie Coman, Agency

Mattie Davis, Neosho

Grace Hale, Henley

Jordyn Haney, Eugene

Rylee Libbert, Jefferson City

Kendall Lovan, Pottersville

Annie Robinson, Wellsville

Matthew Schroeder, Grandin

Bailey Schneider, Warrenton

Cheyenne Watson, St. James



This year’s activities included: tours of Central Missouri Meat & Sausage and the University of Missouri Feed Mill.


Left to right: Kelsey Miller, Jonesburg; Dr. Marcia Shannon, University of Missouri; and Tanner Tipton, Milan.


The 2021 Youth Pork Institute attendees on the MU Campus.



For More Information, Contact:

Dr. Marcia Shannon University of Missouri-Columbia S-133 Animal Science Center Columbia, MO 65211 (573) 882-7859

Missouri Pork Association 6235 W. Cunningham Dr. Columbia, MO 65202 (573) 445-8375