Something not many people know about you:
I practically live of Mountain Dew.
“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” Henry David Thoreau
What is the biggest lesson you have taken away from showing and raising pigs?
The biggest lesson that I've taken away from showing and raising pigs is to always listen to those older than you. The older generation has been raising hogs for years, and they are the ones who built the industry we enjoy today. It is crucial that we listen to them and the lessons that they have learned because we are the next generation; the future of the industry lies in our hands.
What do you think is the biggest challenge the livestock industry faces today?
I believe that the biggest challenge that the livestock industry faces today is the public's misperceptions. It is so important that we begin to tell our side of the story and begin opening up to the public about what we do. Every person who raises livestock loves the animals and the industry, and that is why they do it. It is important that we share this love for our animals with the general public in order for them to see the reality of animal agriculture.