AUDOBON, IOWA — AMVC Management Services recently welcomed Crystal Pennewitt, daughter of Mark and Pat Pennewitt of Wilmington, for an advanced swine production internship. Pennewitt, a senior at the University of Findlay, is accompanying her animal science coursework with a valuable, hands-on work experience.
Throughout her internship, she will learn how to do different tasks involved in raising pigs, interact with AMVC staff and veterinarians and conduct a student lead research project that will be presented to AMVC staff members at the end of the summer.
Pennewitt is a second-year returning intern, so her main project this summer will be focused on data analysis and the cost of production. She will also be working at breed-to-wean sow farm and helping other interns with their projects. Pennewitt is enjoying this new experience, saying, “I’ve been able to see a more in-depth picture of the company outside of the daily work in the farm.”
Pennewitt hopes to stay within the swine industry after graduation.
“Crystal is very talented and we are excited to watch her skill set and knowledge continue to grow,” said Jennifer Looker, AMVC recruiter.
AMVC is hosting 12 summer interns across their swine production system. AMVC manages 115,000 sows across seven states.