SWCC students hear pork presentation from AMVC

SWCC students with AMVC swine

posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in East Region News

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students enrolled in the Survey of the Animal Industry course had a guest presenter from AMVC Management Services last week to complement their coursework.

It was a great opportunity for the SWCC agriculture program to collaborate with a local swine management company to give their students an in-depth exposure to the modern swine industry. Alicia Humphrey, public relations coordinator at AMVC Management Services, spoke about sustainability, animal care, nutrition, biosecurity and animal health.

After the presentation, ag business major, Tristan Travis, commented, “I learned how important biosecurity is to pig farmers. It’s important to keep pigs healthy and happy.”

Each October, SWCC agriculture instructor, Susannah Miller, invites AMVC into her classroom for a presentation during National Pork Month. In the past, October was the time hogs were traditionally marketed, while today it is an opportunity for those involved in the swine industry to connect with those who do not have a background in pig farming.

Fellow ag business student, Lacreshia Weems, added she had never been inside of a pig barn or seen a sow give birth to piglets. She really enjoyed seeing the educational videos during the presentation.

AMVC is proud to continue to be a community supporter of the SWCC agriculture program.

AMVC Management Services is headquartered in Audubon, Iowa, and manages 142,500 sows across ten states. The local AMVC farm, Taurus Sow, is located outside of Creston.
 

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

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