For the third year in a row, I had the opportunity to help the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce by volunteering at the swine competition during the Sioux Empire Farm Show at the fairgrounds. Coming from a farm, I’m no stranger to livestock, but growing up, we did not raise or show them. The closest I ever got was in high school, earning a little spending money doing occasional chores for area farmers. Showing livestock competitively is a whole new world to me, and I enjoy seeing the hard work and dedication that the kids put into these competitions.
Despite the winter storm, we had a great turnout again this year. Congratulations to all those who participated in the event and thank you to those involved who make it all happen behind the scenes.
[caption id="attachment_2286" align="aligncenter" width="750"] After a very smooth swine show. We're wrapping up for the day with showmanship competitions.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_2287" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Our judge stands at the end of the show rink during the senior showmanship competition to have participants drive their pigs towards him.[/caption]
Originally Published Here: Volunteering at the 2017 Sioux Empire Farm Show