Sow, litter to go to winning 4-H, FFA member essay

It's called a Sow Giveaway, but it's sure to be a little more "ham" than that.

Southeast Community College, along with Aksarben, the Nebraska Pork Producers and the Iowa Pork Producers, is sponsoring a Sow Giveaway. Any 4-H or FFA member from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming is eligible to enter. All they have to do is write a 500-word essay that addresses the following two items:

Detail how your project will benefit winning the sow and her piglets.

Include how the award will improve the profitability and growth of your livestock project.

A reference letter from a 4-H leader, an extension agent or FFA advisor also must accompany the entry.

Students are to include their name, address, phone number, and age on their essay. Completed packets should be mailed to Annie Erichsen at Southeast Community College, 4771 W. Scott Road, Beatrice, NE 68310.

Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 15, 2012.

The winner must be able to pick up the sow and litter after 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Century Link Convention Center in Omaha.

Persons who need more information about the contest are asked to contact Erichsen at 402-228-8258 or


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing