Jones Agriculture Program
Jones students in the third through twelfth grades
learn life skills and responsibility through the Academy’s
hog program. Dozens of Jones students become a part of their
Each student – depending on age - is assigned
one to three pigs and is responsible for their care before
school, after school and, at night, if needed.
exercise, brush, clean pens – and then show their pigs in
livestock competitions at local, state and national levels.
For more than a decade Jones students have won numerous
awards including Grand Champion Market Barrow at the 2006
Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City and Grand Champion Market
Hog at the 2003 and 2006 Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fairs in
“I tell our kids we are a team like any other team,” says
Brandon Spears, Jones Academy Agricultural Supervisor. “We
work together, we lose together and we win together.”