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youth livestock scholarships awarded T WeNty-SeVeN North Carolina students have been awarded 2016 NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced. The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and college students who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the NC State Fair. The scholarships were funded by sponsors of the annual NC State Fair Junior Livestock Sale of Champions. The Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (back row, third from right) meets with 16 of the 27 recipients of the 2016 NC State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships at the Got to Be NC Festival. number of scholarships awarded each year is based on qualified applicants and funds available from the previous year's Sale of Champions. "Because of strong support of the 2015 Sale of Champions, 27 scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, were awarded this year," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "I'm so appreciative of the support of our sponsors and others who made these scholarships possible." Hog Slat, Neese's Country Sausage, Smithfield Farmland, Prestage Farms, JC Howard Farms, Duplin Marketing, Mt. Olive Livestock and Alltech, along with the NC Pork Council, were among the 2015 sponsors. A selection committee evaluated applicants based on their involvement with NC State Fair junior livestock shows, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and an essay. Each application was assigned a number and identifying information was removed before evaluation. and tHe reCiPients are... Following is a list of the scholarship recipients by county, along with their hometown and the university or community college they will attend this fall: alamanCe * Sarah Thomas, Snow Camp, NC State University Harnett * Mason Blinson, Buies Creek, Oklahoma State University stanly * LeAnn Harward, Richfield, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BunComBe * Dylan Keith Kiser, Alexander, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College * Ty Worley, Leicester, Haywood Community College JoHnston * Macy Massengill, Princeton, NC State University * Haley Stevens, Selma, Johnston Community College * Skyler M. Tyndall, Selma, NC State University stokes * Brandon Hartman, Walnut Cove, NC State University CHatHam * Kaylyn Groce, Siler City, Oklahoma State University davidson * Abigail Fulton, Lexington, Appalachian State University * Tristen Fulton, Lexington, Iowa State University * Kylie Ward, Lexington, University of Mount Olive nasH * Taylor Joyner, Nashville, NC State University * Logan Tyson, Nashville, NC State University Pitt * Justin Lawrence, Winterville, NC State University forsytH * Melanie Fishel, Kernersville, NC State University randolPH * Evan Gunter, Asheboro, Randolph Community College franklin * Joey Moore, Youngsville, Vance-Granville Community College rutHerford * Brooklyn Murray, Bostic, Isothermal Community College Wake * Emma See, Raleigh, University of North Carolina at Greensboro * Garrett See, Raleigh, NC State University Wayne * Alec Linton, Mount Olive, University of Mount Olive Wilson * Kelsey Bentley, Kenly, NC State University * Sam Brake, Lucama, Connors State College * Liz-Anne Earle, Johnston Community College * Tyler Sharp, Sims, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leaRn MoRe For more information on how individuals and organizations can support the 2016 Junior Livestock Sale of Champions or the scholarship program, contact Neil Bowman, director of NC State Fair livestock shows, at or 919-270-7094. 3 8 | S ummER 2016 | NC PORK RE PORT | NCPORK.ORG http://www.NCPORK.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Summer 2016

Letter From the President
Industry News
The Babe Ruth of BBQ
Ncpc Contributing to Agriculture’s Next Generation of Leaders Through Warren Fellows Program
NCPC Profile: Returning to My Farming Roots
Sharing the Story of NC’s Hard-Working Farmers
Honoring Game-Changers in NC Agriculture
NCPC 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Advertiser Index
Youth Livestock Scholarships Awarded

NC Pork Report - Summer 2016