The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) announces the availability of scholarships to assist young adults in agriculture. The Lois Britt Memorial Scholarship Program is sponsored by CME Group.

The scholarship program consists of four, $2,500 scholarships for students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry. The scholarships are focused at undergraduate students in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture.

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To apply write a brief letter outlining the role you intend to play in the pork industry after graduation. Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue confronting the pork industry and offer your solutions. Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.

More details about the scholarship program are posted at http://www.nppc.org/programs/scholarships/.

All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 9, 2013. The NPPC will administer the program, read the essays and select the winners. The winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City, MO, March 6-8, 2014.

For additional information, contact Craig Boelling at the NPPC, (515) 278-8012.

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