Day: January 12, 2016

Meet Missy.

County fair. County barn. Yorkshire. Hampshire. Grand Champion. These are all common words when you live in the world of show pigs. This story is about Missy, the (now) 600 pound former show pig, and her family (Bill and Bethany, and their son Blane) from Blairsville, Georgia. PE🐽NY: How did you ever start showing pigs? We began showing pigs in 2009 when Blane, our son, was in the sixth grade. Our County Agent (a U.S. governmental official employed chiefly to advise farmers on farming and marketing techniques and to promote educational programs fitted to the needs of rural people) asked him if he would be interested and so it began.  Kids show the pigs through the clubs 4H and FFA. PE🐽NY: What is 4H and FFA?  4H and FFA are youth organizations that promote life skills.  Students in these clubs are the ones who show the pigs. The 4″H’s” in 4H stand for: HEAD to clearer thinking, HEART to greater loyalty, HANDS to larger service and HEALTH to better living. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America.    PE🐽NY: What is the process? …