Ivy Tech students learn about swine industry

Ivy Tech Kokomo with AMVC

posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in East Region News

On February 11, Alicia Humphrey, AMVC public relations coordinator, and AMVC Leadership Development employee, Shelbi Dugan, presented about AMVC to community college students in Kokomo, Indiana. Dugan is a recent graduate of the agriculture department at Ivy Tech Community College and is the assistant manager at AMVC Round Barn in north central Indiana. She shared about her experiences a summer intern and the different barns and management styles she was exposed to while working for AMVC. Dugan also elaborated on how she balanced being a student and working at the farm and could directly relate to the students. 

Humphrey gave an overview presentation and shared what modern pig farming looks like and shared the career opportunities available in the industry. In addition, she shared practical tips on how to be advocates for the agriculture industry. The students were very receptive and appreciated AMVC coming into their classroom. 

Here are some follow-up comments from some of the students:

"Pig care is more organized and involved than I previously thought." - Kyle 
"It takes less energy to raise pigs now than it used to." - Shannon
" I learned the general production process of a hog and how it grows and moves to different barns for different growing phases." -Emily


  1. ag education
  2. agvocacy
  3. college students
  4. community