Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm
In 2001, a pilot project was conducted that sold pigs from the Lauren Christian Swine Research and Demonstration Farm to area 4-H youth. Youth from six counties bought pigs that were farrowed at the farm in January and February. The objectives of making pigs available were:
- To help increase county fair swine numbers in selected counties.
- To increase the number of young people with swine projects in southwest Iowa.
- To help youth by providing a reliable, healthy, and high performing source of fairly priced pigs.
- To enhance education and project knowledge.
Iowa State University
Brummett, Roger and Hummel, Don, "Second Year Results of the 4-H Swine Project" (2003). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1450.