Halle Hartman

My name is Halle Hartman and I am the 19 year old daughter of Greg and Joni Hartman. I have been involved with agriculture my whole life. I was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma where my Dad was the Ag Teacher for the first 3 years of my life, so I was born on the go.

When I was three, we moved back to Sayre, Oklahoma where my Dad was raised. We run 15-20 sows and have a 125 head cow/calf operation with my uncle and aunt. I went to my first show in Springfield, Illinois to the Summer Type Conference when I was only three months old and I’ve been going ever since. I actually showed my first gilt when I was two years old at the Hinton Free Fair. I’ve been blessed to get to do this for the past 17 years and have loved every minute. My family and I have been blessed to raise most of the pigs I’ve shown, but I am truly thankful to those families that gave me the opportunity to show some of their best ones. This experience is more than just showing, it’s about friendships, responsibilities and people. So many in this industry have made such a positive impact on my life.

In FFA, I have also had the opportunity to judge livestock, attend Alumni Camp, MFE, ALD, State Convention, National Convention and Washington Leadership Conference, put together several state winning proficiencies and receive my State FFA Degree.

I have also had the opportunity to go to The Showpig All Star camp, The Oklahoma Pork Council camp AFR Camp, visit several boar studs and travel to lots of different farms to look at pigs with my dad.

I hope that as I finish my junior career and move on to the next stage, that I can give back to this industry as much as it’s given me. I will be attending OSU this fall pursuing a degree in Animal Science combined with a degree in Biochem and Molecular Biology. I hope to return to western Oklahoma to be a Pediatrician and stay involved in the agricultural industry.