Alison Eibs of Henderson, MN, joined the South Dakota Pork Producer Council team on May 28th. She is South Dakota Pork’s Producers 2019 summer intern and is excited to share her passion for the pork industry with others.
Alison will be a junior at South Dakota State University in Brookings. She is currently studying ag communication with a minor in animal science. Alison dreams of working for an ag organization with their communication department so she can help close the gap between producers and consumers.
Alison has grown up on a 5th generation family crop farm where they also raise dairy steers. She was an active 4-H and FFA member, serving as a region officer and chapter and club president while attending numerous camps and conferences around the state. Alison was a part of her chapters livestock and meats judging teams. Throughout her years of 4-H and FFA she has showed beef cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, horses and her favorite would have to be showing pigs. In college she is involved in Block and Bridle, Jackrabbit Memorial Jackpot Show, Swine Club and Little International. Alison is also a part of the students doing the live barn tours through the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility to help educate the public on how pigs are raised.
During her time with the pork council, Alison plans on helping advocate for the pork industry and for all the hard working pig farmers. You’ll see Alison at SDPPC events throughout the summer like Pork Crawl, Pork Palooza, Go Hog Wild, Hot Harley Nights, and county and state fair. Alison is excited for this summer and being able to share her story with others. She is also excited to get to learn more about the industry from the other staff and board members. Welcome to the team, Alison.