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Emily Klootwyk Named Youth Ambassador for Iowa Premier Pork

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

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Knoxville native Emily Klootwyk was named the Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador at last month’s 41st annual Iowa Pork Congress Banquet. She won a completion against five other candidates, all of whom were judged on their skills, poise, presentation, and overall knowledge of the pork industry and Iowa agriculture.

Klootwyk, a freshman at Iowa State University, will represent the Premier Pork Association at various promotional and education events throughout the next year. She receives a $2000 scholarship for being named youth ambassador. Klootwyk is also the current Iowa State Fair Queen Outstanding Leadership Award Winner.