Turtle Mountain Pork celebrates National Pork Month

TMP essay winners

posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in North Region News

Sam Fair, barn manager at Turtle Mountain Pork, presents Wall and Hiatt with their certificates and checks for winning the National Pork Month Essay Contest.

In honor of October being National Pork Month, Bottineau High School students participated in an essay contest sponsored by AMVC and NDSC Turtle Mountain Pork.

Two local students were selected as the winners of the contest. Hunter Wall, son of Mia Lindekugel and David Wall, won the first place prize of $100, and Kasey Hiatt, son of Dawn Crooks, won the second place amount of $50.

Students answered the question, “What do pigs provide for me and my community?” Wall talked about the benefits of the swine industry in his essay and noted, “They aren’t just important to the people they feed, but to the communities they are raised in.”

“I enjoyed reading through all of the essays and discovering what each student thought was most important about the role the swine industry plays in today’s world,” said Paige Austing, AMVC representative.

NDSC Turtle Mountain Pork is a 4,800 head sow farm located west of Bottineau. The farm is managed by AMVC Management Services who has a management presence in eight different states and is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa.