4-H’ers catch the entrepreneurial spirit raising show pigs

I’d like to share this great story with you that appeared in the March 2013 issue of Michigan Farmer. It focuses on two young 4-H’ers who with determination and hard work created a family business raising show pigs. Jacob and Wyatt Boyd convinced their parents Scot and Nikki, who own their own excavation and general contracting business, to expand their entrepreneurial skills into livestock.

But the boys didn’t just sit back and watch it happen. They worked hard to help build housing for the pigs. They read up on the subject, attended a Michigan State University clinic put on by MSU Extension 4-H program leader Jake DeDecker and visited World Hog Expo in Iowa.

They continue to work hard each day, earning a profit on the business. Read the article here:

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