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Our newest "Behind the Banner" features Paige Miller, Exhibitor of the 2017 World Pork Expo Grand Champion Purebred Barrow and Champion Chester. We invite you to read our candid interview with Paige below and please continue to check back often for our next edition of "Behind the Banner."

Behind the Banner with Jacie Cantrell

Hometown: Torrington, Wyoming

Age: 16

Future Plans: Following high school, I plan on attending a major university and pursuing a career as a veterinarian specializing in embryology.

How did you start showing pigs, and what individuals have been the most influential thus far in your show career? I began showing pigs when I was 6 years old, after my brothers had just convinced my Dad to go out of his comfort zone in the cattle barn and take on a few show hogs. My most influential role models this far in my show career have been my brothers, mother and father, and Ricky Rosenbaum. They have all had a huge part in my passion for livestock, along with teaching me the values of hard work and intensity.

What were your feelings when exhibiting in the champion drive at the World Pork Expo?
It's a tough task to accurately describe just how I was feeling during the Grand Drive. Somewhere along the lines of a lot of nerves, confidence, and the ultimate level of focus.

What advice would you give to other Jr. Exhibitors?
If I had one thing to say to other junior exhibitors, it would be to never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Being a cattle girl from Wyoming, this experience has been nothing short of amazing. I'm so glad my family and I decided to take that step!


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