Chose one of the following essay questions and answer in a minimum of 1 page typed essay format:
Tell us your pig success plan- include information regarding housing, care, feed plan, training, and any other topics/tools that are an integral part of getting your pig to the ring. Tell us about yourself (do not include your name in the essay portion) How many years have you been involved in the swine industry? Success stories? What about lessons learned? Struggles? If this is your first year showing pigs- Why do you want to show pigs? Why a Hereford or Tamworth? Have you shown other species? Who will be helping you?
With the average age of today's farmer around 60, the question arises: where are the future agriculture producers? The purpose of the livestock competitions is not only to expose youth to the livestock industry but also to develop important life skills. Identify and detail S life skills that you have learned/developed by participating in livestock competitions and how they have helped you succeed outside of the show ring.