AMVC Celebrates the Giving Season with Ham

Dr. Jason Hocker donates a ham.

posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Central Region News

Audubon, IA – AMVC proudly joined the National Pork Producers Council’s “Give-A-Ham” challenge, a social media campaign encouraging hog farmers and those involved in the industry to donate pork during the holiday season. This nationally coordinated campaign is an opportunity for pork producers to recognize and show appreciation for people and organizations at a local level.

Dr. Jason Hocker, AMVC partner and member of the Iowa Pork Board of Directed accepted the Give-A-Ham challenge and chose to donate to the Audubon County 4-H office to recognize their dedication to creating safe programing during this challenging year. After his donation, Hocker challenged AMVC Management Services who accepted and then challenged AMVC Veterinary Services and the 2020 AMVC Leadership Development Program.

Jerric Valmocina, AMVC Leadership Development employee, accepted the challenge and choose to donate to the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department.

“I took the Give-A-Ham challenge because I think it’s important to give back to our communities. Many local organizations like fire departments are run by volunteers and they’re an important part of keeping our communities safe. Giving a ham was a great opportunity to thank them for all that they do.” says Audubon resident, Valmocina.

A total of six ham donations were made by AMVC employees across the AMVC system. Similar ham donations were made in Creston, Iowa, to the Southwestern Community College agriculture instructor, as well as, to high school agriculture instructors in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Jerric Valmocina donates hams.

Jerric Valmocina donates hams to the Audubon Volunteer Fire Department. 


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