Parker County Today June 2017 - Page 95

PARKER COUNTY AG Taylor Thompson MILLSAP TEEN NEVER ‘BOARED’ BY SHOWING PIGS Taylor Thompson, a senior at Millsap High School, started showing pigs in the eleventh grade after her ag teacher, Drew Casey, approached her about showing a pig in the county show. Though she has not been showing long, she fell in love with it fast. During her junior year, Taylor started out as the FFA Vice President. Though she was not able to show this past year, she stayed involved in FFA after she was promoted to President this past year. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and experience that came along with showing my pig,” said Taylor. “It would not have been possible without the incredible people in my life.” “My favorite part about showing was bonding with the animal itself,” said Taylor. “My pig had a personality of her own, and always kept me on my toes.” She believes that showing has taught her responsibility, patience and time management. Her favorite memory from showing was when her mom was with her to feed her pig, and when she turned around, her 350-pound pig was chasing her mom around. Besides her Ag activities, Taylor is also involved in FCCLA, class officers, NSHSS, and Beta club, in which she was the president this past year. After graduation, she plans on attending Howard College to judge livestock, and eventually transfer to Tarleton to get her degree in education. She hopes to teach kindergarten. SPONSOREd BY Taylor Thompson FOR ALL YOUR FARM & RANCH, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE NEEDS Specializing in Parker County Commercial Real Estate 817-538-6846 JIM MARTIN 93