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 […]

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 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 […]