The Pork Checkoff awarded scholarships to college students throughout the U.S. with an interest in the swine industry. Of the 22 students recognized for their scholastic merit, leadership activities, industry involvement and plans for a future career in the industry, seven were members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). NJSA Junior Board President and past National Swine Registry Fieldstaff Intern Corey Carpenter of Red Bluff, Calif., was the top candidate, and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Corey will start working toward a master’s in swine nutrition at Oklahoma State University this summer.Other NJSA recipients receiving $2,000 scholarships include:
NJSA Junior Board member David Ammann of Highland, Ill. David is studying swine nutrition at the University of Illinois.
Past NJSA Intern Cassie Holloway of Darlington, Md. Cassie is studying swine nutrition at Texas A&M University
Denise Beam of Elverson, Pa. Denise is studying ag business at the Pennsylvania State University.
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Members of the National Swine Registry can take advantage of several benefits, including a one year subscription to the Seedstock Edge magazine, discounted litter rates and voting privileges within in the organization. To become a member of the NSR, you can simply fill out a membership application. The first year for NSR membership is $85 per breed. To maintain membership after the first year, it is $75 each year.
As a member of NSR, you can record your litters at a much cheaper rate than non-members. As a member, if you record your litter within 90 days of the farrowing date, the cost of the litter is $15. If the litter is older than 90 days, the cost is $30.You are also welcome to record as a non-member. The cost for a non-member to record within 90 days of the litter’s farrowing date is $30. If a non-member is recording after the pigs [ … ]