John L. Fox
Breeder of Purebred Swine
In 1936, John Fox started his involvement with the purebred swine industry with two Poland China hogs in 4-H. John has exhibited high quality purebred Poland China and Hampshire hogs across the country and took home many Grand Champion honors including Grand Champion Carcass at the Chicago International and Reserve Grand in the show. In 1954, he also exhibited the Grand Champion Barrow at Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana State fairs.
John has judged many hog shows and has hosted countless 4-H, FFA and collegiate judging teams. He has helped youth through sponsorship of numerous awards not only in the show ring but for many aspects of hog management and breeding projects.
John Fox has been a tremendous leader and promoter of the purebred swine industry with drive and tenacity to carry ideas out. He has served on several local, state and national committees. When he served on the Indiana State Fair Board, he conceived the progressive idea of having sales following the purebred swine shows. Today several state fairs utilize the concept and the sales are a vital part of the fair each year.
Congratulations and thank you to John for his progressive thinking, fair play, and breeding of purebred swine.