posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in Central Region News
AMVC recently visited students at Mount Ayr High School to share the story of pig farming. Alicia Humphrey, AMVC public relations coordinator, is a trained Operation Main Street presenter with the National Pork Board and educated agricultural students in Mrs. Courtney May's animal science class last week. The presentation’s focus was on modern pig farming and what producers are doing to help meet the global demand for food. Humphrey also covered topics ranging from animal housing and care to health and nutrition.
May appreciated hosting a guest speaker to enhance her curriculum.
“Guest speakers allow my students to connect with the agriculture industry first-hand and learn about opportunities that are available to them now and in the future,” commented May.
Throughout the class period the students interacted by asking and answering questions throughout Humphrey’s presentation.
“It’s great to see students interested in production agriculture. The students took advantage of the opportunity to ask me questions, which definitely made the class period enjoyable and rewarding,” said Humphrey.
AMVC is proud to be an educational resource for area students. The local AMVC farm, Aries Sow, is 13 miles from the high school. AMVC, a diversified swine management company based in Audubon, Iowa, manages 115,000 sows across seven states.