IPPA donation ensures careers in pig industry
Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) donated $60,000 to the Ellsworth Swine
Management Program. This donation will help Ellsworth Community College students to
continue to prepare for a career in pork production.
The IPPA donation will be used for programme
development, new innovations for students to learn on, and for recruiting and
attracting new students. The Ellsworth Swine Management Program is one of the
few in the country and it has been recognized with numerous awards for being one
of the nation's top vocational programs.
Invest in the
President Scott Tapper, a producer from Webster City, says
the donation was not a difficult decision to make. "We want to invest in the
future of our industry," Tapper said. "We've made a commitment to our youth
programs and this donation is just part of that effort. We're glad we can help
Another two years
Mike Faga, associate professor of
swine management at the Iowa Falls school, says the money will help ensure that
can continue offering the program on a full-time basis for
the next two years.
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