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 2021 scholarship winners!

IPPA Producer Outreach Director Cory Van Gilst (left) joins IPSC President Ben Schmaling (right) in presenting $1,500 scholarship awards through IFAA to Colton Warrick of Prairie City and Maggie White, Estherville.
COLTON WARRICK, of Prairie City, grew up on his family’s pig farm. He was active in 4-H and FFA, and remains involved as a collegiate FFA member. He has spent time at a feed mill mixing rations, as well as at a meat lab harvesting, processing, and packaging meat.

After earning an animal science degree from Iowa State University, Warrick plans to study agricultural education for a career teaching high school agriculture students.

MAGGIE WHITE, of Estherville, was raised on a fourth-generation family farm, where she developed a love for agriculture and the Berkshire swine breed. She has shown swine and been involved in FFA, 4-H, and the Iowa Swine Jackpot Series Junior Board.

She plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College before transferring to Iowa State University to major in animal science with a pre-veterinary focus.

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%)