Guy Jackson has been involved in the livestock industry all of his life and increased his Duroc sow herd to 35 sows after his high school graduation in 1956. The herd has been a closed herd since 1983. Commercial producers and foreign buyers have liked the concept of a closed herd and Guy has supplied replacement gilts and boars to hundreds of producers in this country, and has sent hogs to 10 foreign countries. Herd sires like Master Charge, Columbus Big Bear and JJ Pride have left Guy's mark on the Duroc breed. Guy has received the "Paul Parrish Breeding On" Award, had Hog College gilt in 1995 and had many other awards and champion hogs.
As a leader, Guy has served on several committees as an officer for the pork industry and the Duroc Association on the County, State, and National level. Guy was President of Indiana Duroc Association in the early 1980's, President of the National SPF Board, and has been an active leader on the Huntington County Swine Boosters Executive Committee. He served on the National Duroc Board of Directors from 1989-1994 and as President at the time, Guy cast the deciding vote to join with other breeds. This insightful decision, led to the formation of the National Swine Registry that has flourished and served the swine industry ever since.
Guy supports several areas in the community including judging swine shows and supporting the 4-H and FFA youth programs. He is active as a moderator and he is on the Board of Deacons and Trustees at the United Church of Christ. He is a member of the Joy Pleasures Clown Group that performs at local nursing homes and hospitals.