Pork Leadership Team Selected

The Iowa Pork Producers Association selected its 2015 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team at the 43rd annual Iowa Pork Congress Banquet in Des Moines last Wednesday.

The new Youth Ambassador is Alex Conover of Holstein, son of Burdette Conover. Alex is a sophomore at Iowa State University. He is pursuing a double major in animal science and public service and administration in agriculture. Conover plans to advocate for the swine industry upon graduation.

Christy Calderwood of Traer is this year’s Pork Queen, and Emily Cook of Hubbard is the new Pork Princess.

All contestants were judged on their skills, poise, presentation and overall knowledge of the pork industry and Iowa agriculture. The leadership team members will represent the Iowa Pork Producers Association at various pork promotional and educational events throughout the year. Each member receives a four-thousand dollar scholarship from IPPA.