Hogan is selected for Pork Youth Leadership Team

Caleb Hogan of Monticello (left) poses with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig during the Iowa Pork Congress. (Photo submitted)

     Caleb Hogan of Monticello is one of three people selected from a field of 13 contestants to be a member of the 2020 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team.

     He was selected during the Iowa Pork Congress, held in Des Moines in January.

     Hogan is a freshman studying agriculture business at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, and he plans to continue his studies at Iowa State University.

     The son of Dominic and Karen Hogan, he grew up helping his dad with pig chores and eventually began managing  at 2,400-head hog barn. He currently works as a research assistant at Diamond V’s Research and Innovation Center on Kirkwood’s agriculture campus.

     The other youth chosen to be part of the leadership team were Abby Bean of Marathon and Alexis Berte of Algona.


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