Mobile County 4-H Volunteer
Inducted May 13, 2014
“This little piggy went to market … ” This nursery rhyme came to life for many 4-H and FFA members because of longtime 4-H volunteer Albert “Mann” Miller. Mr. Mann; as he is known throughout Mobile County farming circles, has been helping members bring their pigs to market for more than 50 years.
Approximately 25 years ago, Mr. Mann approached Citronelle High School FFA and vocational agriculture teacher Tommy Odom with a plan that would help his high school students participate in starting a Market Hog Show at the Greater Gulf State Fair in Mobile County.
Mobile County Farmer Federation donated the supplies and Mr. Mann donated tl1e land so that students could have hands-on experience learning about animal care on the farm. The agricultural students built the actual facilities used to house the market hogs. As part of the Citronelle Supervised Agriculture Home Experience Program, both 4-H and FFA members fed, washed, and cleaned the hogs as they learned important lessons about daily swine care.
Mr. Mann traveled to Illinois approximately ten years ago and helped purchase and haul new pens that would be used for the Market Hog Show at the Greater Gulf State Fair Grounds in Mobile.
Retired teacher Tommy Odom, said, “Mr. Mann Miller has been involved in all facets of farm education from the 4-H steer show, from Classroom in the Forest to the 4-H Hog Show. He touched many lives, thanks to his involvement and volunteering his time to help educate the youth of Mobile County.”
Nominated by: Mobile County 4-H and Extension