The Minnesota Pork Board, through the MPB Literacy Grant Program is offering youth organizations, such as 4-H clubs, FCCLA chapters and FFA chapters, an opportunity to carry out educational projects to increase the public’s knowledge of pork-related topics. The topic ideas include pork production, pork nutrition, career opportunities within the pork sector and other pig and pork related subjects.

To be considered for grant funding, completed applications must be postmarked or delivered to the MPB office by 5 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011. The application must be typed and filled out in its entirety.

MPB will award grants based upon an organization’s idea on how to increase pig-related literacy, identification of the target audience and the project’s ability to reach that audience, and financial need. 

Grants up to $1,000 per organization will be awarded. Organizations submitting grant applications, as well as the proposed project, must be based in Minnesota.

The projects must be completed and the final grant project report returned to MPB by Jan. 1, 2012. 

For additional information on the MPB Literacy Grant Program, contact Minnesota Pork Board Director of Education Jill Resler at (800) 537-7675 or

To download a grant application form, go to MPB's and select the Learn About Pork tab.

 Source: MPB