It’s certainly been a year filled with ups and downs, said Mike Haag, president of the Illinois Pork Producers. Between trade challenges, rumors of impeachment, African swine fever and more, it has not been boring.
Some people claim that raising livestock through FFA and 4-H hardens the hearts of our industry’s young people. Yet, if you have been involved in these organizations, you know it does just the opposite.
Archer Daniels Midland Company celebrates the opening of a new high-tech livestock feed facility and Zinpro Corporation announces the availability of ProPath®LQ in the U.S. for use in liquid applications across all-species.
Finding the right help for the farm is one of the most crucial elements to maintaining a sustainable and profitable farming operation. But you might need to venture outside our country’s borders to find it.
As they gathered in the bleachers to listen to industry leaders and experts share their knowledge about the swine industry, I couldn’t help but think these are the most important faces of our industry.
County and state fairs will be in full swing very soon, giving 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to show off another year of hard work. In addition to catching up with friends and competing in the show ring, fairs allow us to connect and engage with the general public.