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.

The Empire Swine Youth Scholarship is a four day event for youth swine showman hosted at The New York State Fair.  New York State youth exhibitors participate in four days of knowledge reviews and swine exhibition.  Contests include; public presentations, poster contest, decorations contest, written evaluation, skillathon, swine judging, showmanship, and a Corn Hole Tournament!

This years theme is “Patriotic Pigs”
Saturday August 24 – Wednesday August 28, 2019

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the upcoming 2019 contest please contact  Alicia Keller at 585-813-4583 or

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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April 12, 2019

Foreign Animal Disease Resources

African Swine Fever Risk Means It’s Time for Action The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or other foreign animal disease (FAD) […]

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November 19, 2019

New York Pork Producers Board of Directors Meeting

The NY Pork Producers Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday November 19th, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the CCE Office-Genesee County 420 E. Main Street Batavia, NY 14020. If you are are NY Pork Producer and are interested in attending the board meeting, please call or email the office so a reservation […]

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