Monticello Teen Named Iowa Premier Pork Youth Ambassador

A Monticello teen has been named to the Iowa Pork Producers Association Youth Leadership Team.

Caleb Hogan, representing Jones County, was named as one of two Premier Pork Youth Ambassadors on Wednesday night at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines. Abby Bean from Buena Vista County was named Iowa Pork Queen, with Alexis Berte from Kossuth County named the other Premier Pork Youth Ambassador.

Fifteen young men and women from across the state competed for the three positions on this year’s team, including Macy Loecke of Manchester, representing Delaware County.

The three members of the Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team will help promote the state’s pork industry throughout 2020.

As a Premier Pork Youth Ambassador, Hogan also received a four-thousand dollar scholarship and plaque.