My husband, Jason, is a bit of a Farm Bureau junkie. He is not only the youngest member of our county board, but also the vice president and the chair of both the policy and scholarship commitees. We’re both active in Colorado YF&R and will be attending AFBF in Atlanta to compete in the Excellence in Agriculture contest.

We live and breathe Farm Bureau around our home so last night’s news was great. Jason has been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation Swine Advisory Committee to represent the western region of the US.

Jason’s family has been in the hog business for many years but when Jason took the reins of the fifth generation farming operation, he looked at things a bit differently.

We are heavily involved in 4-H and FFA programs and recognized the need of local kids who would like to exhibit competitive, quality show pigs at reasonable costs.  Our son, who completed his first year in 4-H, is also in that category.

Our showpig operation has grown exponentially in the past two years and our hogs have been exhibited sucessfully in multiple Colorado counties, the Colorado State Fair and the National Western Stock Show. That’s a lot of happy kids holding ribbons in their hands!

As we continue to build our showpig business and continue to also cultivate our family farm, we strive to do things right.

We’re so glad that Jason received the proverbial nod from AFBF President Bob Stallman to represent the Western Region in AFBF. He’s looking forward to the journey he’s about to take and the amazing amount of information he’s about to learn and the amazing relationships he’s about to make.

Congratulations to Jason and Merry Christmas to you!