Piglets visit Mount Ayr Elementary School

Mt ayr piglets

posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Central Region News

This past week, AMVC celebrated National Farm Animal Day with Mount Ayr Elementary School students in kindergarten through second grade. The students had an opportunity to get a hands-on experience with piglets from AMVC’s local sow farm, Aries Sow in Mount Ayr, and hear a presentation about modern pig farming from AMVC public relations coordinator, Alicia Humphrey.

Humphrey covered a range of topics with the students including animal housing, care and nutrition. The students watched several short video clips, so they could visually see what the inside of sow farms look like and how pigs are cared for on a modern farm. The students were very interested in learning about pigs and asked numerous questions throughout the fun-filled and educational afternoon.

Joe Clemens, Aries Sow Farm manager, accompanied Humphrey to the school visit. He helped the students pet the piglets and see them up close. Clemens enjoyed having the opportunity to educate local students and see the excitement the students had to learn about what happens on the farm.

“Not many people grow up around pigs, so talking at these young students seemed like a great avenue to educate the kids on how pigs are raised,” said Clemens.

AMVC enjoys being a resource for local students and giving back to the community of Mount Ayr.

AMVC owns and manages Aries Sow and employs nine people in the community. AMVC is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa, and manages 120,000 sows across seven states.


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  2. agvocacy
  3. community
  4. swine