Cruz wins Rookie of the Year Award

AMVC Award Rookie of the Year

posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Central Region News

Victor Manuel Garcia Cruz was recently named the AMVC Rookie of the Year during the 1st Annual AMVC Awards Program held in Des Moines, Iowa. This award is for an individual who has been any employed with AMVC for six months to one year and has made a great impact on his or her farm.

Sanborn resident, Cruz, was selected as the Rookie of the Year from amongst six other farm employees that were nominated by their peers. The nominations were judged by two individuals on the National Pork Board staff through a scoring system. All AMVC employees were eligible to nominate a fellow employee for one of the five awards given out annually. This year, 65 nominations were submitted across the company.

Cruz started his employment with AMVC in February 2019. He is a swine specialist at Primrose Pork, a breed to wean sow farm in Primghar.

He is a hard worker and was praised by his peers as someone who is always positive, brings new ideas and is a quick learner, “Victor is cross trained between departments and can easily train new employees on the farm,” commented a nominator.

Along with the distinction of Rookie of the Year, Cruz also received a personalized plaque, jacket and $500.


  1. award
  2. our team
  3. swine