From county fairs to larger pigs shows on a national level, there are always opportunities for youth education. Many exhibitions have skillathon or quiz bowl competitions built into their events. The Pork Checkoff has created a downloadable resource for teachers, Extension personal and other leaders to use for organizing these types of competitions. Resources for both skillathons and quiz bowls are divided into three age categories: junior, Intermediate and senior. A variety of subject areas are addressed, including breeding, animal well-being, swine health and other key topics.

Empire Swine Youth Scholarship August 27-30, 2017

This years Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Contest will be held at The Great New York State Fair from August 27th—August 30th and we cannot wait to see you there!  The ESYS Committee has been working hard to make this years event the best one yet filled with great fun, new friends, incredible sponsors, and more.

2017 Event Sponsors

The New York State Fair / The New York Pork Producers Cooperative / Luckman Stock Farm  / Lancaster Swine Health Services / New York Corn & Soybean Grower/ Chris & Penny Peterson/  McCraig Family / Raymond E. Kelley / Reisdorf Bros. Inc. / Pederson Farms Inc. / Wayland Food Mart / Erie & Niagara Insurance / Foss Livestock / Weber City Deli / HLW Acres / William Kent Inc. / Empire Livestock Marketing LLC./ Ridge View LLC./ Mercer Milling Company

For more information on becoming a sponsor please email: or click below




New York Pork Producers commitment to ethical practices, our commitment to food safety, environmental stewardship, animal well-being, community and animal health is stronger than ever.

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