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 […]

The Road to Recovery

I’ll never forget the day my son was born. As someone who’s witnessed thousands of births at the pig farm, the actual birth – while fascinating – was not the moment that captivated me. It was instead the arrival of the anesthesiologist and his preparation that followed. Maybe it was because it was my first […]

Chosen for a Reason

The past couple of years have been an absolute whirlwind and there are many folks who deserve thanks and credit for where we’ve been and where we’re going. As this business continues to evolve, so does our approach. The decision to sell boars online earlier this year as “The Chosen Few” was met with more […]

The reason(s) why…

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had the honor of hosting several collegiate & 4-H judging teams for workouts.  The opportunity to evaluate our stock with top talent from all across the country is one I look forward to each and every year. Yet oddly enough, there have been several who’ve recently asked, “Why […]