Originally from Tipton, IN. I now live in Edgerton, WI with my wife Erica. We are expecting a little girl in March Halsey Jean Crouch. Erica and I own and operate Taylor Crouch Showpigs, we buy, sell and trade around 150 head a year to kids and their families. Along with reselling hogs we also own a handful of sows who are spread out among some breeders in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
Dawn and her husband Brock live on a farm in Melrose, WI with their four kids Trent, Jack, Taylor & Cole. They currently run a herd of Angus and Simmental beef cattle, 40 wether type ewes, and farrow a small group of Crossbred and Registered York sows. Their kids compete at both the state and national levels in multiple species and livestock related events. Dawn is excited to be a part of the WSPA to help the youth in this industry reach their goals
Haley and her husband James live in Edgerton, WI where they raise a few Simmental and Maine cows. Haley grew up on her family’s crop farm where she does all the accounting along with being a CSR at Wilbur-Ellis. She has been involved in WSPA since 2015, 3 as an exhibitor and 5 as her sister Sam’s trailer driver. Haley is excited to give back and keep expanding this wonderful organization!
Megan and her husband Jordan Tibbits reside in Mineral Point, WI. Megan grew up on a farm in Southeast Wisconsin and showed pigs through 4-H but married into Tibbits Show Pigs, selling pigs at a local, state, and national level. Megan works full time as a Territory Sales Manager for Elanco Animal Health, supporting a variety of veterinarians. Alongside Jordan, Megan helps manage WISCO ELITE.
Bio: Aubrey Doherty currently lives in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin where she works for Johnsonville as a Sr. Buyer. Outside of work, Aubrey assists on her parent’s show pig operation, Doherty Family Farm in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin and sits on the Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association Board of Directors. Aubrey has been involved with WSPA on many levels since its inception and hopes to continue supporting the next generation of leaders by offering first class experiences through WSPA!
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Emma Lasco Wedig
Emma and her husband Levi Wedig reside in Darlington, WI where they raise beef and dairy cattle with the Wedig family. Emma currently serves as a Pork Production Specialist for the Zoetis Pork team. She works with farrow to finish operations across the US to help them achieve their goals and implement training for caregivers. Prior to living in Wisconsin, she resided in Iowa where she had varying experience with Iowa Purebred Swine Council and known affiliates. She hopes to continue the growth of the Wisconsin Show Pig Association and the value it provides the youth of Wisconsin through cross sharing of ideas and gaining member feedback.
YOUTH BOARD MEMBERS
Hello! My name is Maya Weinkauf. I am currently 17 years old and a senior at Waterford Union High School. I am actively involved in FFA, 4-H, and the Wisconsin Pork Association and have held various positions in each of them. I grew up showing pigs on a county, state and national level, but most recently, my family and I have taken up breeding and raising show lambs and pigs. I have a large passion for agriculture, and I plan to pursue Agricultural Business at the University of Iowa State in the fall of 2023. Outside of the Agriculture Industry, I enjoy playing volleyball and spending time with my family and friends. I am super excited to be a part of the WSPA Junior Board, to grow my knowledge and make lifelong connections. Looking forward to making the 2023 show season the best yet!!
Hello, my name is Amanda Miklaszewski. I’m currently 17 years old and a senior at Union Grove High School. I am apart of Union Grove FFA and National Honor Society where I complete hours of service work for my community. In the fall of 2023, I will be attending Iowa State studying agricultural business and animal science. I have been looking forward to pursue my passion as I go through college. I As long as I could remember, I have been showing pigs since I was child. Ever since joining WSPA, my knowledge and respect has grown outrageously for the agricultural community. I am so privileged to be able to travel to jackpot shows and national shows. It is an honor to be able to experience the journey. These learning lessons I get from showing have made the biggest impressions on me and I have been able grow as a person. I am so grateful that I am able to offer these types of opportunities for the youth around me by being on the WSPA board. I’m looking forward to 2023 show seasons and making the it most memorable it could be!
Hello! My name is Taylor Maroszek. I am 16 years old and am currently a junior at Pulaski High School. Outside of showing and WSPA, I am involved in FFA, 4-H, and am a student at NWTC taking classes in photography. My love for showing and agriculture started on my grandparents dairy farm, where we also raised livestock. I have been showing livestock for as long as I can remember and have been part of the WSPA for two years. The past two years have been amazing: meeting people, making friends, and learning more about one of the best industries to be in. I hope to make the next years in WSPA as incredible as my past two have been!
Hello! My name is Sidney Hebbe, I am currently a junior at UW-Platteville finishing up my degree in Animal science and Ag Business. I have been showing livestock ever since I can remember. Alongside my family we breed and show both hogs and beef cattle, my favorites being the Berks and Shorthorns. I love all the connections and experiences that the livestock industry has to offer to all age groups. I am super excited to be on the WSPA Junior Board and look forward to the 2022 show season!
Hello! My name is Amy Jentges. I am 18 years old and a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls studying Agricultural Education. I am an active member in FFA, 4-H, Agricultural Education Society, Block and Bridle, and more. I grew up on a small dairy farm, but since my family sold the cows, I have raised and shown steers, pigs, and shown dairy cattle from many local farms. Agriculture is a large part of my life, and throughout the last few years I have enjoyed educating and sharing my passion of agriculture by working up at Roden Barnyard Adventures, the Wisconsin State Fair Discovery Barnyard, and creating my own agricultural education curriculum. I look forward to sharing my passion for show pigs with WSPA members and am so excited to be a part of the WSPA Junior Board!
My name is Claire Esselman and I am currently a Junior at Clinton High School. I grew up on a farrow to finish pig operation, and have been showing pigs since I could walk. I love the industry and more importantly the people in it. Outside of showing pigs, I enjoy sports, hunting, and traveling. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be on the WSPA Junior Board and I am excited for the 2022 show season!