Allison Zabel is a 2013 graduate of Iowa State University, where she majored in Agricultural Studies and had a minor in Animal Science. She is originally from Tekamah, Neb., where she grew up on a small acreage with a few horses. Although Zabel doesn’t have a background in pork production, she has embraced the industry. Upon graduation, she worked with the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in Minnesota. She then moved back to her home state of Nebraska to take a position with DNA Genetics. Allison now works for PIC as a customer service specialist. She lives in Goodlettsville, Tenn., just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville.