I spent some extra time in and around the swine barn this past month during the World Pork Expo. With name tag tucked securely under my shirt, I wandered through the pens taking specific note of our young people and their interactions with the pigs. A handful of young exhibitors were napping in the pen while using their resting pig for a pillow. Obviously these few spent a lot of time with their projects. In the afternoon on Wednesday I noted a lot of parents napping as well. The long travel time, several from California, take its toll on all, however it was my experience that the pigs handled travel better than humans.

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