INTRODUCING KATIE KREHBIEL!
You are probably wondering about the title of this episode. Well, I have a lot of German heritage, and it is something that I am very interested in exploring. Now, I ask all of my FFA guests what the mascot of their school is. I always want to give a shout out to the school that my guest is from and their FFA Advisor.
When I asked Katie what her mascot was, she told me it was a Teuton. I hear lots of things repeatedly when I ask this question: eagles, warriors, spartans, bears….you get the point. But, I had never heard of a Teuton. I promptly asked Katie what a Teuton was, and she told me that it was “some sort of German warrior.”
What!? How did I not know of this? Could these warriors from the 2nd Century be my ancestors? I love what I get to learn creating this podcast, but this might have taken the cake.
So, the interview started off great and just got better. Katie is raising a lot of pigs! She has three sows and is farrowing twice per year. For you non-pig folks, that is 30-40 pigs per farrowing on average. She sells everything she can to 4H and FFA customers, and what does not go to them goes to her family and customers who want a butcher pig.
I hope you enjoy getting to know Katie Krehbiel.
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: SWINE PRODUCTION
HIGH SCHOOL: Inman High School; Inman, Kansas
FFA ADVISOR: Daniel Knapp
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