posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Central Region News
AMVC Management Services recently welcomed their class of 2017 summer interns to the company. Interns are participating in either an advanced track internship or Swine Time, a comprehensive work experience on a sow farm. Each internship program runs for ten weeks, so the students have an opportunity to gain a hands-on experience and expand their knowledge of modern pig farming.
The college students in the programs have an interest in livestock production. Harvard Williams, an Iowa Falls native and sophomore at Iowa State University, is interning with the grow-finish department, where he is working in the farms, as well as, completing nutritional studies and testing disease control methods. Williams is planning on having a career in the swine health and nutrition field and commented, “This is a great stepping stone to gain experience. I have met several great employees that love their job and love to educate me.”
Throughout their internships, the students will learn how to do different tasks involved in raising pigs and interact with AMVC staff and veterinarians.
“Our summer interns always bring a fresh perspective to our farms. They are eager to learn and we are excited to help them gain the technical and leadership skills that they will use in their future career,” said Jennifer Looker, AMVC recruiter.
AMVC is hosting twelve summer interns across their swine production system. The internship program will wrap up at the end of July.
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