2015-2016 AcHHiever :: Robert O. Smasne

Heimer Hampshires has selected Robert O. Smasne of Prosser, Washington as the 2015-2016 AcHHeiver. Robert O. Smasne, a 4th generation farmer, was born and raised in the agriculturally diverse Yakima Valley in the Eastern portion of Washington State. His passion for raising showpigs started at an early age and can be credited to his dad, who has actively raised showpigs […]

Where Are They Now :: Shelby Sutter

Shelby Sutter Graduated High School, 2010 Graduated Rieman College of Nursing, 2014 Currently Nurse at Jasper County Emergency Room, Rensselaer, IN Just like many of the Heimer Hamps former showmen, Shelby truly learned the value of hard work and quickly saw that she got back what she put into her projects. “The harder I worked […]

Where Are They Now :: Kimberlee Gieseker

Kimberlee Gieseker Graduated, 2012 Currently Designer and in Ad Sales for Mid MO Trader Kimberlee feels that kids involved in showing consistently develop a drive and ambition to be better in all aspects of their life, and she was no different. Her time in the show ring taught her a work ethic that has only […]

Where Are They Now :: Deekota Williams

Deekota Williams Graduated in May of 2014 Currently attending North Eastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, OK and Judging Livestock Deekota thinks that showing is one of the best things that kids can do in their life. He felt that a unique thing he learned from showing was to be responsible and care for something other […]

Where Are They Now :: Caleb Wickham

Caleb Wickham Graduated May 2008 Currently employed at Missouri Welding Institute and Raises Beef Cattle Caleb feels that showing prepared him for the future at an early age because it taught him how to interact with people and respect the work that his peers also put into their projects. “I had great success during my […]

Stikeleather – First Year acHHiever

By Jackie Lackey, Encore Visions Ty Stikeleather, of Greenville, OH, was the first person chosen to participate in the acHHieve Entrepreneurial Program in 2014. “If you are passionate about raising show pigs and making this a full-time living, the acHHieve program is a once in a lifetime opportunity, says Stikeleather.” One of Stikeleather’s goals was […]

Where Are They Now :: Taylor Bradley

Taylor Bradley Graduated May 2013 Currently attending Texas Tech University Taylor said that showing taught her how to manage her responsibilities and time and really decide what was important and a priority in her life. Her best advice for current and future showmen is. “Really enjoy it while you can. I have missed it ever […]

Where Are They Now :: Ashley Baugh

Ashley Baugh Graduated High School 2009; Graduated University of Missouri 2013 Currently attending vet school at University of Missouri Ashley feels that showing was really one of the most important ways that she has developed her strong work ethic that has driven her to be successful in other areas of her life. Ashley said, “It was […]

Where Are They Now :: Allie Doise

Allie Doise Graduated May 2014 Currently attending Louisiana State University Allie believes that the barn was her biggest “life” classroom up until this point and that one of the most important lessons that she learned was that sometimes you gain more from losing than you do from winning. “I can honestly say that showing has […]