posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Central Region News
AMVC Management Services recently welcomed thirteen college students to the company for summer internships. The students hail from Iowa State University, Kansas State University, University of Wyoming, Purdue University and Ohio State University and will be spending their summer gaining knowledge and hands-on experience in many areas of hog farming.
AMVC offers two tracks for their internship program. Most of the students based on-farm and are in the introduction internship track, Swine Time 101. This program gives students hands-on production experience on a commercial sow farm. The other track is for advanced swine students, who are working on specialized projects and traveling to numerous AMVC farms.
Amanda Schmitmeyer, a junior at Ohio State University who aspires for a career in veterinary medicine, is excited about the opportunity to be a Swine Time 101 intern at an AMVC managed farm near Brayton.
“This internship has given me the opportunity to learn so many things. Everyone at the farm is more than willing to answer my countless questions and share their knowledge about the swine industry,” said Schmitmeyer.
Throughout the summer, the students will network with AMVC staff and veterinarians, complete projects and expand their knowledge base of the swine industry.
“We have a talented group of students from across the country joining our teams for the summer. They have demonstrated their passion and commitment to the agriculture industry, and we look forward to mentoring these young men and women as they forge their own paths and help mold our future in agriculture,” said Jennifer Looker, AMVC intern coordinator.
AMVC is proud to be educating and hosting thirteen summer interns across their swine production system. The students’ internships will conclude on August 2.
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