HU receives gift from Swine Boosters

Matt Buckland (left), president of the Huntington County Swine Boosters, presents a $2,500 check to Nate Perry, managing director for the Haupert Institute for Agricultrual Studies. The gifted money will be used toward the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center at Huntington University.
Matt Buckland (left), president of the Huntington County Swine Boosters, presents a $2,500 check to Nate Perry, managing director for the Haupert Institute for Agricultrual Studies. The gifted money will be used toward the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center at Huntington University. Photo provided.

Huntington University has received a $2,500 gift from the Huntington County Swine Boosters, which will go toward the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center and will amplify the university’s impact on, and investment in, agriculture students.

“The Swine Boosters are committed to making things better for local youth in Agriculture,” said Matt Buckland, president of the Huntington County Swine Boosters. “When approached by HU about being part of this project, we were happy to contribute. With this facility being used for animal education for kids from kindergarten through college, we were happy to support the cause and the Agriculture Industry in our community.”

Buckland also pointed out that having the option to obtain a degree in agriculture from a local university is a great opportunity for area youth. HU’s program is an option for those who want to remain close to home, and its location in Huntington’s agriculture community is an asset.

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies at the university promotes a Christian perspective on agriculture, which recognizes a responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation and to examine questions of sustainability and justice. The program is intended to meet the growing need for agribusiness innovation and entrepreneurship, communication and public policy, crop production, agricultural education and ministry and missions.

For more information about HU’s ag program, visit huntington.edu/Agriculture.