Parker County Today December 2017 - Page 93

PARKER COUNTY AG Will McGee Weatherford Christian School T en-year-old Will McGee is an old hand at showing animals at the stock show. This will be his fourth year to participate with the Brock FFA group. Will shows pigs, either Hampshires or crosses, and says he enjoys showing because he gets to see his friends. He hasn’t chosen his pigs for this season, but in February he said he will be looking for “muscle, pattern, nice shoulders and a square butt.” He has had some success in past shows, earning over $5,000 in the past three years, and his animals have always made the sale. Will McGee “He has learned discipline, keeping regular feeding times for the pigs, showing work ethic, and learned decision-making skills since he has to determine what to feed them to gain or lose weight,” said his mother Nicki McGee. “He is very conscientious about caring for his animals, going out to feed them in both the morning and the evening.” The pigs live in Brock on a farm owned by a family friend. Will attends Weatherford Christian School where his favorite subject is social studies. According to Will, “I think it’s cool to learn about people who were around a long time ago.” He also enjoys playing basketball and running cross country. His favorite part about showing the pigs is, “You have lots of friends who are also showing, and whenever I win I get bragging rights.” SPONSOREd BY FOR ALL YOUR FARM & RANCH, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE NEEDS Specializing in Parker County Commercial Real Estate 817-538-6846 JIM MARTIN 91