Learning from swine industry experts


posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Central Region News

An elite group of AMVC employees visited the National Pork Producers Council office in Des Moines, Iowa, last week to hear an update on legislation impacting the swine industry. The employees that participated in the open discussion are part of the swine production Leadership Development Program at AMVC, where they are strengthening their skills to be successful in a farm management role. AMVC employee, Leiah Pack, was among those given the opportunity to hear from representatives from the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council.

“Meeting with these two national pork organizations was definitely an eye opener for me. It gave me a glimpse of the bigger picture of the swine industry. They work hard to make sure we have strong international trade relationships and access to markets,” added Pack.

Pack is the farrowing lead at a 2,400 head sow farm. Every other month she travels to Iowa for the AMVC leadership class. By attending the January meeting, she gained more knowledge about the support pork producers get from industry organizations like lobbying efforts for funding for the beagle brigade at the airports to ensure African Swine Fever doesn’t enter the U.S. to expanding our export markets.

While in Des Moines, Pack also attended the Iowa Pork Congress with nine of her classmates.

AMVC Management Services, a diversified swine management company based in Audubon, Iowa, manages Appo Swine, a sow farm near Winchester, OH. AMVC is the tenth largest pork producer in the United States.


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