Eight-year-old wins Aksarben’s Sow Giveaway

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Winners take home sow and her litter to raise.

A third-grader from Wymore is the proud new owner of a sow and her litter, raised in the Agriculture Businessand Management Technology program at Southeast Community College. Peyton Humphries submitted an essay on why he would benefit from winning a sow and her piglets. His essay stood out from the others, according to the faculty at SCC.

“Peyton was selected because of his drive and commitment to the agriculture industry,” said SCC Agriculture Instructor Annie Erichsen.

In order to qualify for the Sow Giveaway, sponsored by SCC, Aksarben, and the Nebraska and Iowa Pork Producers, students must be in 4-H or the Future Farmers of America. Applicants must explain how they would benefit from winning the piglets and how the award will improve the profitability and growth of the livestock. The sow and litter is valued at approximately $750.

“If I would win, I could start my own swine project,” Humphries wrote in his essay. “I would like to raise the piglets, and when they get older I would be able to take them to the fair. I plan on selling some of the pigs to butcher (sad face), then use that money to breed the sow again when she has piglets.”

Second place went to 15-year-old Grace Eckhardt of Hastings. She also will take home a sow and her litter. 

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu