Wed, 14 September 2022
OFI 1489: Over 100,000 Weaned Pigs Per Year And An American Star Nomination | FFA SAE Edition | Jacob Wuebker | Versailles High School FFA
The complexity and diversity of a large scale production agriculture farm is always mind blowing to me. I can get stuck trying to understand just one aspect of a farm at that scale, let alone see how it all works together. Fortunately for today's guest, Jacob Wuebker, he does not have that problem. And, his mastery of the processes of his families farm and his ability to document all of it through his supervised agricultural experience has led him to be nominated as an American Star Finalist in Ag Placement this year.
Jacob starts his day at 6am, going straight to one of his families pig barns where they farrow out over 100,000 pigs each year. For the next three to four hours he has various responsibilities in the barn before heading outside. At that point it it time to grind grain, and he grinds a lot! Feeding all the pigs on the farm demands a lot of grain, and this is not even counting the dairy steers they raise up from approximately 250 lbs to finished weight on their homegrown feed.
If there is time left after the grinding, Jacob can find himself pulling out over 2 miles of hose to spread manure on their crop fields, spreading straw in the cattle pens for bedding or working the ground in a tractor. Jacob's future is in this farm, and that is what motivated him to take several dual credit classes during high school and have already graduated college in December of 2021! It probably has not hurt that his mother is also his FFA Advisor and has been there to guide him through the dual credit process as well as his record book.
Jacob is doing what he loves, and it shows in how he is being recognized as an American Star Finalist!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Ag Placement
HIGH SCHOOL: Versailles High School; Versailles, Ohio
FFA ADVISOR: Dena Wuebker
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