Its cornerstone may have been laid in the 19th century, but a group of
The principals at Carthage Veterinary Service took a monumental step by purchasing a former college in their own western
The 13 buildings that make up the abandoned campus were most recently known as the World Christian Ambassador Mission, but it started out as
“Purchasing the college was a unique opportunity for
The project’s primary driver is to grow the educational and training capabilities of swine veterinary and management businesses, with the overriding theme of “Excellence in Learning.” The facilities will evolve into the
“We’ll have greater ability to build on the Training Toolbox programs we’ve developed for producers, employees and other industry professionals on a variety of swine-related topics,” he adds.
The 55 employees and veterinarians involved with
“We definitely need the new office space for our growing practice,” Groth says.
Reaching beyond their own geography, the
According to Paul Sundberg, DVM, NPB’s vice president of science and technology, the pork industry has identified human-capital development as a critical issue. “The safety and image of our product is critical to maintaining consumer confidence. We need a sufficient supply of well-trained people skilled in proper production techniques, from how to use animal-health products to animal handling to biosecurity and more.”
Sundberg says NPB will explore ways to work with the new
“The college purchase presented a unique opportunity to address our needs, those of the community and the pork industry,” Groth says. “This is a large undertaking. but we continue to get positive feedback.”