Youth to Compete for Positions on IPPA Youth Leadership Team

(Clive, Iowa) January 10, 2020 – Fifteen young women and men are competing for three positions on the 2020 Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) Youth Leadership Team. The competition will be held during Iowa Pork Congress Jan. 22 and 23, and winners will be named at the evening banquet on Jan. 23.

 
The Youth Leadership Team is designed for those who are passionate about the pork industry. Contestants are seniors in high school or college students up to age 20 at the time of the event. Candidates will be judged on their knowledge about pork and pig production as shown in a speech presentation, personal interview, media interview, experience, and a test about the topics.
 
The female contestant with the highest score will automatically be crowned Iowa Pork Queen, and receives a $4,000 scholarship, plaque, crown and sash. Two other applicants will become Premier Pork Youth Ambassadors; each receives a $4,000 scholarship and plaque. All three will assist with state pork promotional and educational activities throughout 2020.
 
Contestants, their hometowns and counties are:
Youth Applicant
Hometown
County
Abby Bean
Marathon
Buena Vista County
Alexis Berte
Algona
Kossuth County
Samantha Black
Nevada
Story County
Brooke Boyle
Danbury
Woodbury County
Kylee Brown
Earlham
Madison County
Ellie Cook
Hubbard
Hardin County
Paige Dagel
Sanborn
O’Brien County
Madison Fishback
Washington
Washington County
Caleb Hogan
Monticello
Jones County
Ashley Kahler
Cambridge
Story County
Eric Keller
Gladbrook
Tama County
Christian Koch
Pierson
Plymouth County
Macy Loecke
Manchester
Delaware County
Zachary Riedemann
Calumet
O’Brien County
Dalton Weeks
Milo
Warren County

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