posted on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Central Region News
AMVC proudly joined the National Pork Producers Council's “Give-a-Ham” challenge, a national social media campaign encouraging hog farmers and those involved in the industry to donate pork between Giving Tuesday and Christmas. It’s a coordinated opportunity for pig farmers to show their commitment to their local community and to pay it forward. Alicia Humphrey, AMVC public relations coordinator, accepted the industry wide challenge on behalf of AMVC to give a ham this holiday season. AMVC Management Services, a swine management company, chose Southwestern Community College agriculture instructor, Susannah Miller, to receive two hams.
“Susannah continues to do an outstanding job educating students in southern Iowa. With all the challenges 2020 brought to educating students, we wanted to recognize her for her efforts. Giving back to our communities is a core value of hog farmers nationwide; it’s gratifying to come together as an industry this time of year to support the pork industry and the SWCC agriculture program,” said Humphrey.
Throughout the years, AMVC has partnered with SWCC for various swine educational opportunities for their students to learn about modern pig farming. AMVC owns and manages, Taurus Sow, a sow farm located just outside of Creston.
Similar ham donations were made by AMVC in Audubon, Iowa, to the county 4-H program staff and Audubon volunteer fire department, as well as, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to high school agriculture instructors. AMVC, the ninth largest pork producer in the United States, has a swine management presence in ten states.