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About LEAP


The LEAP Foundation mission is to be the Midwest’s leading educator about pigs. Although a seemingly simple purpose of educating students and consumers about pigs, the potential impact is both exciting and endless.



By providing resources, pigs, scholarships and most importantly a facility at which consumers and students can visit, LEAP Foundation can directly impact curious consumers and aspiring youth. The programs and facilities provided by LEAP Foundation will be available to the public while additional private donations will also be made available to community groups that apply for additional funding such as 4-H pig and swine groups, college students seeking scholarship as well as individuals, elementary education teachers, local non profits, and those that utilize pigs to learn and grow the understanding of pig farming, pigs, agriculture and the role of the modern pig farmers.

Nick DeKryger sitting at desk

Nick DeKryger
Vice President
Belstra Milling Company


Dr. Lisa Goodnight

Dr. Lisa Goodnight
Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement
Purdue Northwest

Ray Allison

Ray Allison
Vice President
Indiana State Fairgrounds

The LEAP Foundation board will collaborate to attain educational resources allowing consumers to “see for themselves” the process by which pigs are raised and cared for.

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