IPSC Actively Supports Youth in These Ways:

  • Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Scholarships
  • Clay County Fair Premiums: $100 per breed
  • Iowa State Fair Shows/Sales
  • Iowa State Fair FFA Premier Swine Exhibitor Sponsor
  • Team Purebred Sponsor
  • National Junior Swine Association Sponsor
  • Iowa State Fair All Breeds Picnic Host
  • Iowa Swine Jackpot Series
  • Iowa State University Judging Teams

IPSC Supports Exhibitors at the Iowa State Fair

Winners of IPSC payouts at 2020 Fair Special Edition

The Iowa Purebred Swine Council provides more than $60,000 in premiums to youth swine exhibitors. The IPSC provides additional premiums to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors to encourage youth to show purebreds at the Iowa State Fair. The award money, which is funded through the Pork Checkoff program and the IPSC’s Verified Iowa Purebred program, is in addition to the premiums provided by the Iowa State Fair and is distributed in both the Market Hog and Derby Shows.

IPSC Supports Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement

Every year, the Iowa Purebred Swine Council supports the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) by funding two $1,500 scholarships, awarded to outstanding youth involved in the swine industry. IFAA is a nonprofit organization comprised of livestock enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA members to pursue ag-related careers. IFAA is responsible for the annual Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions and scholarship program.

 

Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners!

TATE LETTOW, Woodward, is the son of Tye and Teresa Lettow. He graduated from Woodward-Granger Schools, and grew up on a small acreage where he raises show pigs. He has been active in 4-H and FFA showing pigs and is attending Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business. COLE MOELLER, West Point, has grown up with pigs and has always had a passion for showing them. He is an active member of the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series and serves on the Junior Executive Board. He is the son of Terry (Buster) and Liz Moeller and was active with the Lee County Pork Producers. He was also involved in both 4-H and FFA, and was a member of the State 4-H Council. He attended Black Hawk College East Campus in Galva, Ill., before transferring to Western Illinois University to major in Animal Science, as he plans to stay active in the livestock industry.

Premier FFA Swine Exhibitor Scholarships

The Iowa Purebred Swine Council sponsored five scholarships from this event. This program is designed to recognize FFA swine project members who can articulate their understanding about the future of the animal industry and their knowledge about animal production. This event is for FFA exhibitors who have completed their junior or senior year in high school.

What is involved?
A composite score is computed from the following five elements:
1. Showmanship (15%)
2. Best show ring ribbon earned (10%)
3. A seven-minute interview (25%)
4. 30-minute exam covering questions on production (25%)
5. 30-minute Skill-a-thon (25%)