Kourtney Determan, daughter of Steve and Barb Determan of Early will compete in the Iowa Pork Queen Pageant in Des Moines Jan. 23.
She attends Schaller-Crestland High School and plans to double major in Horticulture and Psychology in college.
Kourtney has been very involved in 4-H and FFA. She has raised hogs for different projects and shown them. She also obtained special certifications to better care for the livestock on her family's farm.
She has represented the pork industry from a young age, ranging from working in the Agriculture Building at the State Fair to serving on the 4-H Council. She is currently representing Sac County as the 2008 Pork Queen for Sac County.
She will be judged on their interviewing and communications skills, poise, presentation and overall knowledge of the pork industry and Iowa agriculture.