Pork queen finds new ways to lead during pandemic

Abby Bean

For Abby Bean, 19, of Buena Vista County, her tenure as the 2020 Iowa Pork Queen has been unlike any before.

After starting her term in January, things changed quickly in March when COVID-19 started spreading in the U.S. and most in-person events were shut down.

“After things shut down, we started looking for ways to stay active,” Bean said in December.

Her role quickly morphed from...

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