July 15, 2022

NEW ALBANY, OHIO – When you can’t take the students to the farm, you bring the farm to them! On Wednesday, July 13, the Ohio Pork Council teamed up with the Ohio Farm Bureau to bring all things pig farming to the Explore Ag Camp that was being hosted at the University of Findlay.

Ohio pork producers, Nathan Isler and Jacob Wuebker had the opportunity to serve as representatives of the pork industry during the Ohio Pork Council’s “Ask a Farmer” panel discussion. The students in attendance represented counties from across Ohio and were very eager to hear the stories that Isler and Wuebker had to share, as they all had goals of working in the agricultural industry upon their high school graduation.

Isler and Wuebker gave a look into their own individual paths through the industry, and even discussed the paths that some of their own employees have taken. They answered questions from the students about post-secondary education vs. skilled-trade certifications, the biosecurity practices that occur on their farms, and even had insightful questions on the effect of COVID-19 on the pork industry. As the panel discussion concluded, many students made their way into individual conversations with the producers, and all left with a great perspective on what life is like when you have a career in Ohio’s pork industry.