North Mankato, Minnesota – The Professional Swine Managers Program at South Central College has been featured in this month's issue of National Hog Farmer Magazine.
The Professional Swine Manager Program was created by the Pork Checkoff in conjunction with the National Pork Board. The courses for the program are delivered in partnership with South Central College. In addition, one of the current students, Ben Clark is featured in a profile in the magazine. Clark is a manager at Freking Sow Farm.
Chelsey and Lindsey Nelson, graduates of the Agribusiness Production program at South Central College, are featured in the magazine as well. After completing internships during their time in college at Schwartz Farms, and then being employed there as well, they have now entered into a contractual relationship to break ground on a 3,300-head wean-to-finish barn in 2015.
The National Hog Farmer has been the premier business magazine of the pork industry for over 50 years. It provides pork producers and professionals with breaking news, business management guidance and timely production information to keep modern pork production systems competitive and profitable.
The Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture, a public-private partnership, is focused on expanding the footprint of services to producers, agribusinesses and agriculture lenders throughout Southern Minnesota. South Central College serves as the lead institution for the Center and partnered is Minnesota West Technical and Community College within the MnSCU system. A variety of services focused on program development and research, professional preparation, domestic and international marketing opportunities, and partnership development are offered.