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High School Students to Learn Versatility of Cooking Pork\
Illinois Ag Connection - 11/14/2017

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) announced the recipients of the IPPA Inaugural Food Service Grant. This opportunity was presented to all Illinois high school culinary, food service and consumer education classes.

The grant was created to educate students about pork production, in addition to cooking and eating tasty pork products. The funds are directed towards purchasing pork products to use in the classroom.

"Teaching students about pork production helps make the connection between raising animals and the food we eat," says Jason Propst, IPPA Board President. "Showing students how to properly cook pork shows them versatility in meals and introduces them to delicious flavor, which creates repeat customers."

The awarded high schools are as follows:

- Altamont High School

- Casey-Westfield High School

- Clay City Unit #10

- Clinton High School

- East Leyden High School

- Grand Prairie School

- Fieldcrest High School

- Harrisburg High School

- Hillcrest High School

- Lockport Township High School

- Salem Community High School

- Taylorville High School

- Teutopolis High School

- Warsaw High School

For more details on funding opportunities, pork nutrition, and information about pig farming, visit

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