Aurelia couple wins Pork Producers' honor

Tyler and Jessica Kannegieter of Aurelia have earned the status of Master Pork Producers. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) presented the couple with the honor at its convention Jan. 26.

IPPA presented the couple with the brass belt buckle, emblematic of the award, at the Iowa Park Congress Banquet in Des Moines. The honor included a brief multi-media presentation of the Kannegieters’ pork enterprise.

Tyler is a regional production manager for Hanor in northwest Iowa, and Jesssica managed a 4,800-head nursery for several years. Jessica owns Mud on Main coffee shop business in Cherokee and Aurelia.

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