The 2022 Hog Wild Contest came to an end Saturday with the winners being announced at the Main Stage of the Jackson County Apple Festival. Congratulations to Jackson County Veterans Service-Sgt. Porker; the people of Jackson County have voted you the TOP HOG of the county by contributing over 104,138 votes or $1,041.38 in your pig in just six days! Your grand total for both Rounds 1 & 2 is $1,790.91. The People’s Choice Award went to Jackson County Banking Center – Porky the Applebottom Corgi, which collected 130,763 votes in their pig tallying $1,307.63 in the first round of voting alone. This year’s Most Creative/Original Hog Award went to Jackson County Veterans Services, – Sgt. Porker and the most Facebook Likes winner was Dakota’s Roadhouse – Angelica with 589 likes. 

This year was a record breaking year for the Hog Wild Contest with a total of 847,595 votes or $8,475.95 cash! We had 41 hogs participate, which means 41 businesses competed to see who could decorate their hog and get out and get the most votes (money) raised for scholarships and other youth activities that we get requests for in Jackson and Vinton Counties. This contest started out giving one scholarship, and now because of this event, we proudly give six scholarships and will continue to increase that number each year. Thank you to all of the businesses who participated in the Hog Wild Contest this year! 

I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.
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Bethany Starlin

Hocking County Farm Bureau

Available scholarships
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

Advocacy
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