Progressive Swine Technologies partners with 10 local schools to launch ‘Pigs on the Playground’

Columbus, NE – Progressive Swine Technologies (PST) is celebrating pork production in Nebraska with creativity and style as they partner with ten local schools to launch “Pigs on the Playground.” This school and public art project gives students the exclusive opportunity to decorate their own replica pig. The public art project is being held in conjunction with Nebraska Pork Producer’s Celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

Each replica will be personally delivered to the students at a school assembly. Here, the sponsoring teacher and administration will introduce the project while beginning to solicit ideas for their choices in a community project. When all participating schools have completed their project the voting will begin.

PST will upload photographs, along with the complete details of the community or school project the students agreed upon, to where real-time voting will occur. The winning school, which through the Summer Vacation receives the most votes, will be presented with a check for $2,500 from PST for their selected project.

“At PST, we are all about our people. This project gives our team members and their children, the opportunity to celebrate their communities and schools they call home,” said Jim Pillen. “Our goal is to raise awareness of pork production and our business through an original and fun project in our schools – all while allowing the students to choose where to make a difference.”

The following schools are participating:

  1. Spalding Public School
  2. Cedar Rapids Public School
  3. Ayr Public Schools
  4. Madison Public School
  5. St. Paul Public School
  6. Boone Central Public School
  7. Twin River Public School
  8. St. Isidore’s School
  9. Wheeler Central Public School
  10. Chase County Public School

For information and details about “Pigs on the Playground” call Ryan Mead at (402) 564-0407 ext. 221.

Progressive Swine Technologies is family owned with 500 families committed to rural Nebraska and South Dakota. Established in 1994 and built on the principles of doing what is right, doing the best you can and treating each other as you would like to be treated. We are committed to our team members, stewardship of the land and the communities where we live and work. Visit PST’s website at PST, 3214 25th Street, Columbus, NE 68601 – Phone (402) 564-0407, Fax (402) 564-9055.

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